House debates

Monday, 8 February 2016

Statements by Members

Bonner Electorate: Yulu-Burri-Ba Health Service

1:52 pm

Photo of Ross VastaRoss Vasta (Bonner, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

Today I want to talk about a very special addition to the Bayside community in my electorate of Bonner. Just recently Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health opened a new clinic in Wynnum. I had the pleasure of touring the facility with the Minister for Rural Health, Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash. We got to see their wonderful works firsthand, and I thank them for their hospitality.

They have been one of the great success stories in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. For over 25 years they have provided primary health care and other health services on North Stradbroke Island. In that time they have continued to grow, and I am thrilled to see them expand their services to Wynnum. They offer GP services, after-hours care, home visits when needed, a transport service and much more that will benefit so many lives. Yulu-Burri-Ba has achieved so many positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

I congratulate the team for all of their hard work and dedication. They should be incredibly proud of everything that they have accomplished. It is easy to see the enormous benefit of their new clinic that will be to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on Brisbane's beautiful Bayside. I look forward to paying them another visit in the future and wish them every success going forward.


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