Unions won’t control hospitals: Qld govt

QUEENSLAND’S opposition claims the Labor government is planning to replace doctors with union bosses on its hospital boards.

LNP health spokesman Mark McArdle said the potential danger of any implementation of such a plan was raised with him by numerous health staff during his recent tour of Queensland hospitals.

“Feedback from health staff reveal Labor plans to use unions as its main governing body, with the boards no longer being independent and merely a partner,” he said. “This revelation will cause outrage in Queensland communities and is nothing more than a blatant political move threatening the integrity and independence of the boards.”