LNP Queensland government’s legacy of cutting health jobs and health services for families on Brisbane’s north side

Posted January 10, 2013 by Together Queensland

The union of public sector workers is calling for the health cuts at Brisbane’s Prince Charles Hospital to be reversed.

Together Secretary Alex Scott said today, “We don’t support any cuts to services at the Prince Charles Hospital, it’s deplorable that so many local jobs, surgical beds and health services are being abolished.

“It will take some time to assess the fallout at Prince Charles for allied health services as there has been no detailed consultation with local workers and there is no detail about how this will affect services.

“These health cuts by the LNP Queensland government will also have repercussions across our state as Prince Charles Hospital is our state’s major cardiac referral centre.

“How can the Newman government be cutting beds and staff at the Prince Charles and saying they will maintain the same level of services?

“It’s quite shabby that allied health professionals are being left completely out of the loop and the LNP Queensland Government is job cutting by press release.

“We are consulting our members about all this.

“We have been warning about the Newman Government’s health budget cuts and their addiction to privatisation and outsourcing since well before the Queensland budget in September 2012.

“The Newman government is responsible for the biggest attack on our health system that our state has ever witnessed.

“We are standing in solidarity with the nurses, the way they are being treated shows a total lack of respect for the staff who provide clinical services for Queenslanders.”


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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