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 (HQCC), Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia (QBMBA) and Australian