Commit to keeping the Queensland Tuberculosis Control Centre (QTBCC) open.
  • Petitioned Premier of Queensland, Mr Newman, Health Minister, Mr Springborg

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Premier of Queensland, Mr Newman, Health Minister, Mr Springborg

Commit to keeping the Queensland Tuberculosis Control Centre (QTBCC) open.

    1. Petition by

      Genevieve Siddle

      Australia

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.

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Nurses to take a stand! Come rally with us!

      Genevieve Siddle
      Petition Organizer

      The Newman LNP 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.

      We cannot let the health of Queenslander’s suffer because of the Queensland government’s short-sightedness—join Queensland nurses at a rally to keep the QTBCC open.

      When: Midday Wednesday, 8 August 2012

      Where: Queensland Tuberculosis Control Centre, Specialised Health Services Building, Princess Alexandra Hospital campus, Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba.

      Come during your lunchbreak or take TOIL.
      Wear a black armband or t-shirt to work in support of the QTBCC remaining open

    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Wendy Harris AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      The centre has established a lot of base line data in managing TB outbreaks. To continue this great health record especially with the number of international visitors and students in Qld it needs to be done comprehensively. Devolving to local areas and under CEO discretion will almost certainly mean no budgetary allocation to this service in areas (eg: country, rural) where it is not seen as relevant thereby seriously reducing the effectiveness of a program that has taken years to build and which is now effective in our community. There are no other ways of satisfactorily preventing TB outbreaks including vaccination.

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    • Max De Benedictis MILANO, ITALY
      • over 1 year ago

      It's a public health matter!!!!

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    • Umberto D'Avanzo AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      It's a public health issue

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    • Tyler Boon BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Preventative health is very important.

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    • Renee Koplick BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      i don't want to see a Tuberculosis outbreak because of funding cuts. I think it is not smart to cut funding from any of the areas of health and especially not all the preventative health.

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