Hospital’s backlog of 54,000 radiology images ‘unacceptable’

Doctors are doing their best but they're 'under-resourced, underfunded' says AMA state president Dr Maria Boulton.
Australian Associated Press
AMA Queensland president Dr Maria Boulton.

Staff shortages and surging demand are being blamed for an “unacceptable” backlog of more than 50,000 radiology images that will take months to clear at a Queensland hospital.

Gold Coast University Hospital called an emergency meeting last week and increased the outsourcing of X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds to the private sector amid concerns the imaging delays could put patients at risk.