Queensland's peak health organisation has rejected the opposition government's proposal to improve health care, labelling it as "another unsustainable band aid solution".
The Australian Medical Association of Queensland (AMAQ) claimed that while the first health initiative put forward by the Liberal National Party (LNP) has adopted a 'whole of hospital' approach, the medical body is concerned about treating patients without health insurance in the private system.
According to AMAQ president Richard Kidd, ten per cent of elective surgeries are currently being cancelled daily due to limited theatre space.
"The answer for a sustainable hospital system is not performing public surgeries in private hospitals," he said on February 29.
"All of the promised $129 million should be pumped into the public system to improve access block through freeing up hospital theatres and beds which will allow for more timely emergency and elective surgeries to be performed."
Dr Kidd is disappointed that neither the state government nor the opposition has presented an appropriate solution to address the issues surrounding health care in the state ahead of the March 24 election.
The AMAQ is expected to announce an alternative long-term strategy today (March 1), which it hopes both parties will take into consideration.