Queensland medical board members resign following
Janelle Miles of the Courier Mail reports:
MOST of the Queensland medical board has resigned rather than be sacked.
The resignations follow Health Minister Lawrence Springborg's formal notice to all 10 board members last week giving them 14 days to show cause why they should remain in their roles.
In the notice, Mr Springborg said he had formed the "preliminary view" that board members had placed the public at risk after a review that examined 596 cases concluded 60 per cent had not been properly handled.
A QBMBA spokeswoman would not say how many members had resigned and would not reveal identities.
But the show cause letters were sent to: acting chairman Dr Christopher Kennedy, Associate Professor David Henderson, Associate Professor Warwick Carter, Professor Richard Hays, Dr Nicola Murdock, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta and community members Fiona Chapman, Michael Clare, Peta Frampton and Terrence Selva.
The state's Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young resigned before the show cause notices were issued.
Incompetence at Westmead Hospital NSW