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Health Quality and Complaints Commission Report into Mackay Base Hospital
Following concerns raised in the Commonwealth House of Representatives about the employment of Dr Abdalla Khalafalla as a specialist at Mackay Base Hospital from May 2004 to August 2006, the Minister for Health directed the Health Quality and Complaints Commission (HQCC) to investigate the quality of health services at Mackay Base Hospital. All recommendations of the HQCC Report are supported by

Public Hospitals Performance Report - June 2008
Cabinet considered the Public Hospitals Performance Report for the June 2008 quarter. Hospital Activity The June 2008 quarter is a record quarter with a total of 219,295 admitted patient episodes of care, up by 10,438 or 5.0% from the same period last year. Over the last 3 years admitted patient episodes of care for the June quarter have increased by 13%. For the 2007-08 year, 865,534 patients

Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report September 2008
Cabinet considered the Public Hospitals Performance Report for the September 2008 quarter. Hospital Activity In the September quarter 2008 there was a total of 221,319 admitted patient episodes of care, up by 12,358 or 5.9% from the same period last year. Emergency Department Performance During the September quarter 2008 there were 277,109 emergency department presentations in Queensland’s 27 lar

Mater Public Health Bill 2008
Mater Misericordiae Health Services Brisbane Ltd (the Mater) currently operates three public hospitals and three private hospitals at the Mater’s South Brisbane campus. Queensland Health provides funding to the Mater for the delivery of health services to public patients (public patient services) by the Mater public hospitals. Since 2002, the funding has been governed by a 20 year agreement and

Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report - June 09
The Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report provides an overview of Queensland public hospitals including: inpatient activity, elective surgery waiting times, emergency department presentations and staffing. Hospital Activity Admitted patient episodes of care have increased by 5.3% from the same quarter last year and 2008-09 totals show an increase of 6.0% from the previous year, resulti

Quarterly Public Hospitals Report - Dec 08
The Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report, provides an overview of Queensland public hospitals including: inpatient activity, elective surgery waiting times, emergency department presentations and staffing. Hospital Activity In the December quarter 2008 there was a total of 218,908 admitted patient episodes of care, up by 12,284 or 5.9% from the same period last year. Emergency Departme

Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report - September 2009
The Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report, provides an overview of Queensland public hospitals including: inpatient activity, elective surgery waiting times, emergency department presentations and staffing. Hospital Activity There were 230,790 admitted patient episodes of care, a record quarter for the number of hospital admissions, and a 3.9% increase from the same quarter last year.

Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report - June Quarter 2010
The Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report, provides an overview of Queensland public hospitals including: inpatient activity, elective surgery waiting times, emergency department presentations and staffing. The key aspects of the Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report - June quarter 2010 include the following: Hospital Activity There were 233,832 admitted patient episodes of care,

Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report - December 2009
The Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report provides an overview of Queensland public hospitals including: inpatient activity, elective surgery waiting times, emergency department presentations and staffing. Hospital Activity During the December quarter 2009, there were 228,203 admitted patient episodes of care, a 3.7% increase from the same quarter of 2008. Elective Surgery Performance

Quarterly Public Hospitals Report - March 2010
The Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report, provides an overview of Queensland public hospitals including: inpatient activity, elective surgery waiting times, emergency department presentations and staffing. Hospital Activity There were 225,923 admitted patient episodes of care, a 3.8% increase from the March 2009 quarter. Elective Surgery Performance Across all categories, the median w

Appointment of a Deputy Chair and Members to the Hospital and Health Boards
The Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) object is to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician engageme

Appointments Cairns Mackay Childrens Health Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician

Appointment to the Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician

Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
The Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (the Bill) amends various Health portfolio Acts to support the policy initiatives of the Government, and to improve the effective operation of the relevant Acts. Key policy initiatives being given effect by the Bill include: amendment of the Public Health Act 2005 will establish the maternal death statistics collection to increase awareness of maternal de

Appointments to Qld Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician engagemen

Appointment of members to Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

Appointment of Hospital and Health Board members
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician en

Industrial Relations Restoring Fairness Amendment Bill 2015
In 2013, the Industrial Relations Act 1999 was amended to provide for statutory individual employment contracts, known as high income guarantee contracts. The Health and Hospital Boards Act 2011 was also amended to facilitate the use of contracts, particularly for senior doctors. The Government has committed to removing high income guarantee contract arrangements and restoring rights and entitleme

Response to Report on Auditor General Reports on Private practice arrangements in Qld hospitals
In late 2012, the Crime and Misconduct Commission reported significant findings to Government in relation to the operation of Right of Private Practice (RoPP) arrangements in Queensland Health. The report highlighted that the scheme was not managed effectively. In November 2012, the Queensland Audit Office (QAO) commenced an audit into the RoPP arrangements in Queensland Health to determine wheth

Hospital and Health Boards (Safe Nurse and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2015
The purpose of the Hospital and Health Boards (Safe Nurse-to-Patient and Midwife-to-Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) is to provide a legislative framework to enable nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios and workload provisions to be mandated in public sector health service facilities. The Bill implements the Government’s commitment in the Nursing Guarantee policy to legislat

Appointment Childrens Health Queensland Hospital and Health Board
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

Appointment Townsville Hospital and Health Board
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

Appointment Central Queensland Hospital and Health Board
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland, having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician en

Government Response - Health Legislation Waiting List Integrity Amendment Bill 2015
On 19 May 2015, the Queensland Member for Caloundra, Mark McArdle, introduced the Health Legislation (Waiting List Integrity) Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill), proposing amendments to the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 and the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011, to provide for the auditing and reporting of data relating to waiting times for patients of Hospital and Health Services. The Health and Ambul

Appointments to Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

Discussion Paper on expanding patient safety and quality reporting across Queenslands health system
In June 2017, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services announced the intention to consult with the community and key stakeholders about expanding the public reporting of patient safety in Queensland. . Evidence from both Australia and international jurisdictions continues to confirm that the safest hospitals which provide the highest quality of care to patients are those that ha

Appointments to Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

Hospital Foundations Bill 2017
The current Hospitals Foundations Act 1982 provides for the establishment and regulation of hospital foundations (foundations). Foundations help their associated Hospital and Health Service and support the Queensland public health system generally by raising funds to improve facilities, supporting educational and training opportunities for staff, funding research, and supporting and promoting the

Queensland submission to Commonwealth Government public consultation on funding for private patients in public hospitals
There has been an upward trend in the number of private patients being treated in public hospitals. On 19 August 2017, the Commonwealth Department of Health released a public consultation paper entitled ‘Options to reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth of private patients in public hospitals’. The consultation paper seeks public feedback on reducing pressure

Lapsed Legislation for Re-Introduction into Legislative Assembly
When the election was called on 29 October 2017, the Parliament was dissolved by proclamation of the Governor. The dissolution has significant effects on the Parliament as follows: All business on the Notice Paper including Government Bills, Private Members Bills and Questions On Notice lapse; All notices of motions remaining on the Notice Paper such as revocation motions lapse, except for disall

Appointments to Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

Appointments to Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: Strengthening local decision making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill) amends: the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 to implement recommendations of the expert panel appointed to advise on Queensland Health’s governance framework by: moving Queensland’s public sector health services to a networked governance model; and removing institutional barriers to public sector health services and implement important chang

Appointments to Hospital and Health Boards
Across Queensland, each of the 16 Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) are the principal providers of public sector health services within their region. Under section 7 of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act), each HHS is independently and locally controlled by a Hospital and Health Board (HHB). HHBs are accountable for the performance of their respective HHS and for establishing and m

Establishment of Central Queensland Hospital Foundation and appointment of inaugural board
The Hospital Foundations Act 2018 (Act) provides for the establishment, incorporation and administration of hospital foundations as statutory bodies. A hospital foundation helps its associated Hospital and Health Service and supports the Queensland public health system by raising funds to improve facilities, supporting educational and training opportunities for staff, funding research, and support