Shannon Fentiman’s announcement comes after Guardian Australia revealed an alleged teenage rape victim was left suicidal after her treatment in hospital

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The mother of an alleged teenage rape victim, who left a Queensland hospital in tears after waiting hours to be examined, has welcomed the health minister’s intervention to ensure victims are seen within 10 minutes.

Shannon Fentiman on Friday announced she will issue a ministerial directive to ensure the state’s 26 reporting hospitals are obliged to see women presenting at emergency departments seeking forensic examinations for sexual assault within 10 minutes.

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