Queensland Health Director-General Michael Walsh advised the Health Minister today of his plans to retire in September 2019.
Health Minister Steven Miles thanked Mr Walsh for his service and said he always put health workers and patients first.
“Health is a top priority for this government and Michael has delivered our agenda as Director General,” Mr Miles said.
“He has rebuilt frontline services, hired doctors and nurses and paramedics, and planned a massive hospital building program.
“He is highly respected within government and nationally as the Chair of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council.
“We have a world class, universal, free health system that all Queenslanders can be proud of, and Michael has been a big part of rebuilding that.
“Michael leaves a health system in much better shape than when he was appointed in 2015.”
A search will commence immediately to recruit a new Director General.