Telehealth equipment “sits idle” in Queensland hospitals

Millions of dollars worth of cutting edge telehealth infrastructure is lying idle in Queensland’s regional hospitals. The Bligh Government spent $30 million rolling the digital consultation equipment out across the state in what was touted as a revolution in bush health care that would enable patients to consult with specialists without having to leave their home towns. However, health minister Lawrence Springborg said, so far it had largely failed to deliver.

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