Nurse to head Qld med board

Members of the previous board either resigned or were dismissed last year following accusations of leniency towards doctors and delays in processing complaints.

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said various reports detailed the board’s failure to properly deal with complaints.

“As a direct result of those reports we have appointed a board which includes greater community representation in addition to medical practitioners,” he said.

The new chair is Associate Professor Susan Young, a nurse and midwife,

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