Topics:  bowel cancer, breastscreen queensland, cancer screening, health cuts, lawrence springborg, lnp

LNP's mixed message on health cuts

Lawrence Springborg.
Lawrence Springborg. The Nationals website

HEALTH Minister Lawrence Springborg has rubbished claims the Queensland government will scrap a program used to detect breast cancers in women.

The Sunday Mail reports the Breastscreen Queensland program will be dismantled as part of the government's cost-cutting measures.

But in a statement on Sunday, Mr Springborg said there will be no change to Breastscreen Queensland's operations or reduced access to services.

He also released a Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) statement, which he said the newspaper had not run in the article.

"We have received a personal reassurance from Health Minister Lawrence Springborg that centralised oversight of system-wide strategic planning, clinical leadership and governance will be maintained to ensure quality management and safety of cancer screening programs," the statement read.

Read more at Yahoo 7 News


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