Incoming Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Krispin Hajkowicz has announced he will no longer be taking the position just days before it was set to begin.
Dr Hajkowicz was due to take over the role from current Dr Jeannette Young, who led the state’s COVID-19 response, on Monday. She is due to be sworn in as the next Queensland Governor next week.
A statement, Ms D’Ath said Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Peter Aitken will act in the role until a permanent replacement is appointed.
Ms D’Ath said she respected Dr Hajkowicz’ decision and his request for privacy.