Media Release: PHC Breaks Ramping Records


Federal Member for Canning, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP, is demanding action from the Premier as ambulance ramping at Peel Health Campus reaches another shocking record.

St John figures show Peel Health Campus finished the year at a ramping record of 649.2 hours for December –  up more than 80 hours from the September peak.

Mr Hastie said the Premier is putting the lives of people in the Peel Region at risk.

“Mark McGowan is responsible for the appalling state of our hospital system,” Mr Hastie said.

“Residents in Canning have been telling me how bad the situation is at Peel Health Campus – it is now the worst on record.

“Think of it like this: for more than 21 hours every day of the month, there is an emergency patient waiting in an ambulance outside our hospital, unable to get inside for the treatment they need.

“The people of the Peel region trusted Mark McGowan to fix our hospital and he has let us down.

“To add to that – we now have reports we will lose vital infrastructure with the removal of the helipad.

“The Premier is more than happy to boast about his $6 billion surplus but refuses to put his hand in his pocket when it comes to our health system.

“This is an issue for hospitals across our state including Royal Perth Hospital – home to our State Major Trauma Centre – where ramping reached over 1000 hours in December.

"It is not good enough.”

Nearly 900 people have signed Mr Hastie’s petition calling for urgent action at the Peel Health Campus which can be found