The issues present in Queensland’s public health system have “nothing to do with COVID” and are all “Queensland government problems”, according to Health Minister Greg Hunt.
Mr Hunt pointed out none of the hospitals in Queensland “have been affected by any COVID-19 pressures” and instead was a result of state government management.
“They have had ample chance to remedy it,” Mr Hunt told Sky News Australia.
“We have increased funding for Queensland hospitals on our watch by 99 per cent, and at the same time, they’ve increased by 55 per cent.
“Today – they could match our funding, and that’s what I’d be encouraging them to do.
“For Queensland, the message is very simple – the challenges they are facing right now have nothing to do with COVID, and everything to do with state hospital management under this government.”