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Health cuts must stop, Labor MP says

Jo-Ann Miller.
Jo-Ann Miller. File

BUNDAMBA MP Jo-Ann Miler has demanded Premier Campbell Newman takes the reins of Queensland Health while a West Moreton political counterpart suggested she learn her brief.

Mrs Miller called for Health Minister Lawrence Springborg's head after months of job and budget cuts to health services.

The West Moreton Hospital and Health Service had $17 million in funding cut and 13 staff accept redundancies since the change of government.

"The Premier needs to take control of this issue, to ensure patient treatment is not compromised or people's lives are not lost through the actions of the Minister for Health Cuts and Closures, Lawrence Springborg," she said.

"If Mr Newman has a shred of leadership credibility or authority left, he will call time out to Mr Springborg's cuts and closures."

Ipswich MP Ian Berry said his Labor rival's call for change was ill-advised. "Jo-Ann Miller needs to understand her portfolio a little bit more than she does. She really doesn't have her finger on the pulse," he said.

"It's about making the tough decisions. We were left with an absolute mess. It makes my blood boil that they (Labor) managed the state government and came up with that amount of debt."

Mr Newman was due to arrive back in Queensland last night after a trade mission to India.

Topics:  bundamba, campbell newman, lawrence springborg, west moreton hospital and health service




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