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Mental health patients concerned over Queensland medical dispute

Pak Yiu Mental health patients are concerned about the quality of services and the consequences that may arise if Queensland psychiatrists in the public sector resign because of disputes over new contracts.

Doctor contract dispute: Health Minister Lawrence Springborg to talk directly to doctors

Amy Remeikis Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says he no longer trusts doctors’ representative bodies to inform Queensland’s specialists what the government is doing, so he is bypassing them to talk to doctors...

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Queensland health ombudsman: Leon Atkinson-MacEwen to take over

Leon Atkinson-MacEwen.

Amy Remeikis Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has been upstaged by the Tasmanian government.

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Brisbane health best in the state

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Kim Stephens Brisbane residents are the healthiest in Queensland, new figures reveal.

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Health warning for schoolies heading overseas

Enjoying schoolies 2012 in Bali.

Kim Stephens Forget the lions, tigers and bears.

Bullies risk mental health issues and substance abuse

Schoolyard bullies could face the same risks of mental health and substance abuse issues as their victims, according to a new study by the University of Queensland.

Workplaces must shape up to stop obesity: health officer

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Kristian Silva Unhealthy workplaces are partly to blame for the alarming number of overweight Queenslanders, the state’s chief health officer says.

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State 'lagging behind' in health, education and housing: report

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Kristian Silva Queensland is lagging behind the rest of the country in key indicators for health, education and housing, the Queensland Council of Social Service says.

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IBM, Accenture at war over health payroll bungle

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Amy Remeikis The two IT firms at the centre of the health payroll inquiry have taken to public submissions to continue their battle against each other.

Barrett Centre to remain open, says Queensland mental health commissioner Lesley van Schoubroeck

The Barrett Adolescent Centre, at The Park mental hospital at Wacol, has provided live-in care for teens with psychiatric problems for three decades.

Tony Moore Wacol’s Barrett Centre mental health facility will remain open in the medium term, according to Queensland’s new mental health commissioner.

Gold Coast mental health unit set to open

The new mental health unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Katherine Feeney Iron beds in long, dark prison-like dorms are a world away from a new breed of mental health unit design soon to open for patients at the Gold Coast.

Serious fears about hospital's mental health unit

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Tony Moore A 28-year-old patient at Princess Alexandra Hospital's mental health unit had been drinking three bottles of vodka a day inside the centre – without being stopped by staff – in the...

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Stopping fluoridation imperils Queenslanders' dental health

Brisbane residents have had fluoride in their drinking water since 2008.

John Spencer, researcher There are indications that some local government councils have moved with remarkable haste to stop water fluoridation at the behest of a vocal, small minority of anti-fluoridationists.

Queensland Health takes brunt of redundancies

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Tony Moore More than 4100 Queensland Health employees will be paid redundancies, the Newman government revealed as it detailed the 14,000 public service jobs to go in one of the largest-ever transformations of...

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Health services close across state

The Minister For Heath Lawrence Springborg speaks during question time in Parliament in brisbane. 17th of May 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Tony Moore Queensland's health services are under massive pressure statewide as health districts make tough decisions to close services and cut staff to meet budget fund reductions.

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No job cuts amid health outsourcing: Springborg

Amy Remeikis The government is keenly considering an outsourcing strategy for Queensland Health – but minister Lawrence Springborg says he doesn't anticipate it would cause any job losses.

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Sex health clinic cuts will see STI rates rise: experts

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Tony Moore Queensland Health’s decision to axe 32 jobs from a Brisbane sex health clinic will see the rate of sexually transmitted diseases increase, an experienced sex health nurse said yesterday.

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Beards a boon for men's health

Beards could help maintain a youthful complexion, according to a  University of Southern Queensland study.

Marissa Calligeros Beards may never have gone away per se but they are certainly back in vogue.

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Ten suicides, one mental health hospital: coroner asks why

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Tony Moore System failings have meant 10 patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital's mental health unit have walked to a nearby “suicide hotspot" and taken their lives when they were supposed to be closely...

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Amid health brawl, LNP tries to shift job cut spotlight

Health workers protest outsourcing Queensland Health services

Daniel Hurst Premier Campbell Newman has given a glowing endorsement of his health minister, as the Liberal National Party government sought to go on the attack over cuts to Queensland Health.

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