Queensland’s calls for more hospital funding has been rejected by the federal government.
Gold Coast GPs are warning the state’s health system is at capacity – without COVID-19 outbreaks.
The Australian Medical Association of Queensland and the Premier have called for more federal funding.
Annastacia Palaszczuk went into battle with the Prime Minister yesterday – Scott Morrison arguing it was the state’s responsibility to manage ample hospital funding.
Queensland’s four largest hospitals issued ‘code yellow’ alarms, asking ambulances to divert as beds reached capacity.
The ‘code yellow’ was called at hospitals in Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and Mount Isa.
Emergency doctors say this is ‘unprecedented’.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce told Sky News Australia Premier Palaszczuk has failed to manage her responsibilities.