The State Government has appointed a private financial firm to review problems with Queensland Health’s payroll system.
Thousands of employees have been underpaid recently, with at least 300 not paid at all.
Audit company KPMG will investigate what went wrong.
The Queensland Government says payroll staff worked over the weekend to pay those who were not paid.
But the Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) says the department may still not realise the depth of its payroll problems.
QNU secretary Gay Hawksworth says that is just a start.
“We know they’ve [Queensland Health] been giving out $200 cash advances to people over the weekend – people in dire straits still,” she said.
“The point I’d make about that is people should not have to beg for their own money.
“I am happy to see that KPMG has been called in to review the system, but I don’t know that they’re going to get to the bottom of the whole problem.”