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Boards to have key role

New Health Minister and Southern Downs member Lawrence Springborg.
New Health Minister and Southern Downs member Lawrence Springborg.

STATE Health minister Lawrence Springborg has said the new Darling Downs hospital board will be filled with a combination of people with business and clinical expertise, as well as local knowledge and interests.

He said the new boards will also empower individual hospitals.

"I see devolved decision making as a key part of the strategy to rebuild Queensland Health," Mr Springborg said.

"Under new Health and Hospitals Network legislation, the boards will be responsible for their own financial management and be able to set their own priorities for patient care.

"The board structure will also ensure that there is a balance between business imperatives and clinical priorities, which has been missing from the current, over bureaucratic, centralised model."

Mr Springborg said regional hospitals will now be able to "run their own show".

"Regional health facilities will no longer be outposts of the empire. They will be accountable and responsible to themselves," he said.

Topics:  lawrence springborg, queensland health




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