Analysis Elective surgery wait times and ambulance ramping have both blown out under the Labor Government. Before coming into office WA Labor made no secret of its desire to overhaul the health system, having for years argued the state was being plagued by a "crisis" in the area. Three years into Labor’s term in government, Health Minister Roger Cook said substantial change had been achieved. "It is a quiet but purposeful revolution," Cook told State Parliament this week. The Deputy Premier pointed to planned redevelopments of Royal Perth, Osborne Park and Joondalup hospitals, a proposed new maternity facility, as well as boosted spending on palliative care and mental health. "We are doing more today than has ever been done," Cook said. In some ways, the evidence for that is obvious. Just under one million people attended emergency departments at WA public hospitals last year, a 31 per cent surge […]