Cancer screening scandal puts lives at risk

Today’s revelations about failed cancer screenings at Redland Hospital shows dysfunction in the Palaszczuk Labor Government is putting patients’ lives at risk.

LNP Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates said it was unacceptable that 1000 patients were only being offered new cancer checks 15 months after problems with screening at the hospital were first detected.

“The failure to notify patients with potential cancers is catastrophic,” Ms Bates said.

“As a nurse, I know how crucial cancer screening is and my own mother’s cancer was detected by a colonoscopy.

“Lives have been put at risk because the health system is in crisis under Annastacia Palaszczuk.”

LNP Candidate for Redlands Henry Pike has demanded an inquiry into Labor’s latest health scandal.

“The people of the Redlands deserve a world-class health system but Labor has let them down,” Mr Pike said.

“I am demanding a full and open review into this shocking failure to ensure that no more patients are put at risk. I’m determined to deliver better health services for the Redlands.”

LNP Member for Oodgeroo Mark Robinson said the delay in notifying local patients was unacceptable.

“There must be no repeat of this latest Labor health scandal,” Mr Robinson said.

“I will fight to ensure the new tests are completed as soon as possible and I call on the Minister apologise to the people of the Redlands.”

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