QH pay problem could get worse
THE resignation of a senior Queensland Health boss over the department’s ongoing pay debacle may make the issue worse, Member for Gympie David Gibson said.
“I’m continually hearing that the Gympie Hospital workers are frustrated at what Queensland Health was doing to fix the pay problem and this resignation could cause further delays in fixing the system,” Mr Gibson said.
“When I heard that the director of payroll and establishment services, Alan McGraw quit on Tuesday because of unrealistic timeframes and demands being placed on the payroll staff trying to fix the trouble-plagued system, I knew the problems we face weren’t going to be fixed any time soon.
“Each fortnight I hear of Gympie Hospital staff that have been paid incorrectly since the payroll system was introduced in March.” Mr Gibson said he was not surprised to learn that the Health Minister knew nothing about the resignation until asked by journalists during an ABC Radio interview.
“The Minister’s inattention to detail is legendary which is why Queensland Health is such a disaster,” he said.