Our plan will safeguard your health – and your job – by keeping Queensland pandemic ready
The government responded quickly to the early impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We committed $1.2 billion to the health sector to expand fever clinics, emergency department capacity, acute care services and regional aeromedical services for remote communities. We built strong contact tracing and testing capability to underpin our immediate and ongoing response to the pandemic and mobilised resources from across the public sector to back our health effort. As the pandemic impacts continued to unfold, the Queensland Government worked with local manufacturers to address gaps in the supply chain, encouraging Queensland firms able to support our health response by pivoting to produce essential personal protective equipment (PPE).