Health Practitioners rallying outside Mater Hospital

Posted May 10, 2012 by Alex Scott

Health workers at Mater Adult Hospital are rallying after Queensland Health signalled it intends to dump some public health costs back on to the private hospital’s budget.

This includes part costs for public physiotherapy and public occupational therapy services that are provided at Mater adults at South Brisbane.

Together Assistant Secretary Kate Flanders said today, “Our members at Mater are rallying and calling on Queensland Health to pay up for Queenslanders’ public health care.

“Queensland Health agreed to a 3 per cent wage rise for Mater health practitioners and it’s the government’s responsibility to pay for those public health services costs.

“It’s like ducking out of a restaurant without paying for your part of the meal after saying you would, it’s not fair and it’s unacceptable.

“Together, we are calling on Queensland Health to fully fund Mater health practitioner wage increases and find a way to pay the back pay that’s owed as quickly as possible.”

Interviews and pictures are available today.

From noon
This Thursday
May 10, 2012
Mater Adult Hospital
Stanley Street entrance
South Brisbane

 


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