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...
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.
Marissa Calligeros Beards may never have gone away per se but they are certainly back in vogue.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Daniel Hurst Queensland's fifth health minister in seven years is determined to prove his doubters wrong - and explains his plans for the state's already 'exceptionally good' health system.
Daniel Hurst Premier Anna Bligh has announced plans to abolish Queensland Health "as we know it" in the wake of a fraud scandal.
Daniel Hurst As police were preparing to charge the alleged Queensland Health fraudster, the state’s top cop yesterday revealed officers failed to follow up a lead last year.
Kym Agius THE Education Minister, Cameron Dick, says it is unfair to compare glitches in a new computer system used by the state's schools with last year's Queensland Health payroll debacle.
QUEENSLAND HEALTH employees have been asked to declare any gifts they have received from a former employee in the latest twist to the department's fraud scandal.
Bridie Jabour Queensland Health has announced an overhaul of its payroll system as it moves to recover $74 million in over payments to staff.
Health workers in Queensland are suspending industrial action while they consider an improved pay offer, the state government claims.
Donna McDonald, Griffith University Legend has it that before the introduction of Medibank (now Medicare) in 1974, then-prime minister Gough Whitlam convinced the premiers at a Commonwealth-states meeting to introduce a national...
Marissa Calligeros Five-year-old Patrick O’Sullivan began breathing under his own steam in hospital overnight, but his family maintains a bedside vigil in the hope he will soon open his eyes.
Marissa Calligeros Authorities will investigate claims that a boy who is in an induced coma after being flung from a carnival ride on the weekend was below the minimum height requirement.
Bridie Jabour The Royal Flying Doctor Service has blamed the federal government for a shortage of doctors in remote areas, saying they are not stumping up enough cash to lure doctors to where they are needed most.