Hospitals

Private patients propping up public hospitals

Marissa Calligeros Private patients are helping prop up Queensland public hospitals in the order of $300 million in extra income each year, new figures show.

Queensland budget 2014: Federal cuts have 'major implications' for Qld hospitals

Queensland budget 2014

Tony Moore Despite federal government cuts in health and education from 2017-18, state government spending in both portfolios increased above inflation in the state budget.

Legionella bacteria found at four more Queensland hospitals

Generic emergency.

Tony Moore Legionella bacteria has been found in low levels at four hospitals - Logan, Ipswich, Gold Coast and QEII - as the first of the new weekly testing for Queensland hospitals begins.

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Suspected Ebola patient on Gold Coast

A man suspected of suffering from Ebola is wheeled into the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Kim Stephens and Simon O'Brien A man feared to have contracted the potentially deadly Ebola virus has been rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Top bureaucrats suspended from Metro North hospital board

Emergency department.

Tony Moore Two senior Queensland Health bureaucrats from the Brisbane Metro North Health District have been suspended.

Campbell Newman promises Sunshine Coast road upgrade

Amy Remeikis LNP's $440 million quasi-election campaign announcement rests on asset sales agenda.

Queensland aims for 'Rolls Royce' youth mental health plan

The state government is pursuing significant reform in youth mental health.

Tony Moore Queensland is heading towards a new five–tiered, youth psychiatric care model.

John Birmingham: The sex column

Sex

John Birmingham Worried by the latest polling support for the ALP leader, Queensland Premier, the newer cuddlier MR STRONG CHOICES has joined Brisbane Times as sex blogger.

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Birds rescued more than any other animal

Eveline Fielding Rainbow lorikeets are the most commonly rescued animals in South East Queensland, researchers have found.

Who let the underdogs out?

Campbell Newman

Amy Remeikis The traditional pre-election battle – that for the status of underdog – is playing out in Stafford, with both major party candidates proclaiming they have a fight on their hands.

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Queensland Health probes: 50,000 x-rays not properly checked

Queensland Government launches an investigation into x-rays.

An investigation is underway after revelations almost 50,000 x-rays taken at public hospitals on the Gold Coast have not been properly checked.

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Staff begin the move to Lady Cilento hospital

Light and colour play a big part in the design of the new Lady Cilento Children's Hospital at South Brisbane.

Tony Moore Queensland Health staff will this week begin the move into Queensland's newest public hospital, the $1.5 billion Lady Cilento Children's Hospital at South Brisbane.

Premier Campbell Newman apologises for 'getting some things wrong'

Campbell Newman

Amy Remeikis Stafford has spoken - and Premier Campbell Newman said he had listened.

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Campbell Newman tries to draw line under backlash

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis Premier in damage control after 18.6 per cent swing at Stafford by-election.

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Decisions 'wrong' and 'unpopular': Campbell Newman

Premier Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis Premier says government "over-reach”, created “double whammy”.

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Newman returns to face dissatisfied voters

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis and Tony Moore Premier returns from break eager to push leadership credentials.

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Campbell Newman won't change his style

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis Cabinet backs premier in face of poor polls.

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Queensland government to slash ophthalmology surgery waiting lists

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

Amy Remeikis The Queensland government plans to cut down on the ophthalmology surgery waiting list – by putting it out to tender.

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Premier Campbell Newman takes aim at 'vacuous' opposition leader and union 'grubs'

Dr Anthony Lynham and opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk have copped a blast from Premier Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis Premier Campbell Newman has launched his most scathing attack on his political opponents to date, labelling the Opposition leader "hollow" and "vacuous" and accusing the Electrical Trades Union of...

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Propofol: Recall of anaesthesia drug won't affect surgery

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A national recall of two batches of the most widely-used anaesthesia drug probably won't affect scheduled surgery, doctors say.