Call for criminal investigation into patient deaths

A report by retired Queensland Court of Appeal Justice Richard Chesterman tabled in the state’s parliament lists four recommendations to help fix the Queensland health system's complaints procedure.

The 48-page report came after medical investigator turned whistleblower Jo Barber revealed she had evidence of a doctor murdering a patient, a case of manslaughter, and others involving doctors with alcohol or drug addictions.

Ms Barber claimed the Medical Board of Queensland (MBQ), Health Quality and Complaints Commission