The Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) has posted a list of hospitals that are at risk of being sold, on its website. Not only this, the QNU has also carried out rally outside Townsville Hospital in which they have raised voice against possible privatization of many hospitals in Northern Queensland.
Concerns have been raised about the way Queensland has handled medical complaints. A report revealing the same was also tabled in State Parliament, which has left Health Minister Lawrence Springborg quite disappointed.
To curb the increasing crisis of obesity epidemic, Queensland State Government launched a campaign named `Shock' by calling it a war against the rising obesity rates, which will feature the graphic images of toxic fat deposits inside the human body. Jeannette Young, the chief health officer, wants to take a step further in the issue by having images of fat on junk food labels, which is kept as a future option for now.
The government has decided to publish new health statistics every quarter in Queensland newspapers. It is being said that the state would from now on be able to make comparison of their hospitals district by district.
In all, 15 hospital districts would be compared with each other as well as with their past performances so that improvement so far could be noticed.
Local challenges are being faced by local hospital and health boards. It is the reason why the Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has urged these medical institutions to start working with their communities, a recent report has unveiled.
The government in Queensland has been introducing cuts in jobs at various hospitals. Reacting to the move, the Queensland Nurses Union has sought a meeting with the authorities concerned in the government. But, their condition is that prior to the meeting, the government should order a freeze on the lay-offs.