Health Minister serves a loaded plate

On July 19, 2012, in Events, by admin

Premiers’ Hall at Parliament House was filled to capacity last week for the inaugural Health Media Club lunch and on the menu was Health Minister Lawrence Springborg outlining the new government’s approach to preventive health in Queensland.

In his opening remarks, Mr Springborg said he didn’t hesitate for a second when asked to be Minister for Health in a late evening phone call on April Fools’ Day from newly minted Premier Campbell Newman. (more…)

Are we eating our way to an early grave?

On May 14, 2012, in Events, by admin

As more Queenslanders grow older and more overweight every year, hospital waiting times and health budgets continue to escalate. In 2011, health cost Queensland $11 billion and unless our lifestyles change for the better that is projected to treble by 2033.
Overweight and obesity are endemic, making us susceptible to life-shortening but largely preventable chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, some cancers and heart failure. (more…)