Your government's decision to close Queensland’s main tuberculosis treatment and control centre at the Princess Alexandra Hospital will put the health of Queenslanders at risk.
Queensland Health has asked for a business case to wind up the Queensland Tuberculosis Control Centre (QTBCC) and devolve responsibility for managing tuberculosis to Hospital and Health Boards in regional Queensland.
The QTBCC assists to treat 240 new tuberculosis cases each year in Queensland. It must remain open to continue to ensure there is a controlled, coordinated approach to managing tuberculosis.
We cannot let the health of Queenslander’s suffer because of your short-sightedness. I call on you to keep the QTBCC open.