CQ hospitals' waiting lists slashed, performance improved

QUEENSLAND Health's quarterly check-up has delivered some good news for the embattled Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

Quarterly performance figures to the end of March show that the service has continued to drastically reduce its waiting lists and deliver improved performance.

It was welcome news after the Rockhampton Hospital was earlier this month embroiled in controversy, with urologist Antonio Vega Vega sacked after allegations he botched four surgeries.

CQHHS chief executive Len Richards said yesterday the health service would strive to continue to improve waiting times, while providing the safest possible service to the community.

Figures show that the number of people waiting for two years and more on the general care dental waiting list had been slashed by 87%.

The CQHHS had also reduced urgent surgery long waits at Rockhampton Hospital, with no Category 1 patients waiting more than 30 days for surgery.

Emergency department patients were also waiting less time than last year.



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