Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Financial Support, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: Queensland
Lead People/Agency: JOINT STATEMENT
Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
Queensland Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Steven Miles
Overview: Queensland boosts coronavirus measures
Following a meeting of cabinet’s Public Health and Safety committee the Premier announced those measures include:
Tripling emergency department capacity and doubling intensive care capacity across all hospitals
Purchasing an additional 110 ventilators
$25 million worth of medicines, gloves and masks brought forward
Ensuring adequate staffing
Additional capacity for fever clinics
The current public health emergency declaration extended until midnight on 19 May, 2020.
Full details here: http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/3/2/queensland-boosts-coronavirus-measures
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat to the country, Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: meeting of cabinet’s Public Health and Safety committee, chaired by the Queensland Premier.
Evidence/Justification: Following a meeting of cabinet’s Public Health and Safety committee, chaired by the Queensland Premier.