House debates

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Statements by Members

Central Queensland Rural Health

1:56 pm

Photo of Ken O'DowdKen O'Dowd (Flynn, National Party) Share this | Hansard source

Central Queensland Rural Health has been operating for over 25 years, providing quality health services to the residents of Central Queensland. They represent GPs, allied health professionals, nursing staff and community members. New board members were announced this week, and I'd like to welcome Margo Purcell, Dr Michael Belanogoff, Dr Richard Tan, Jess Burrey, Wendy Peebles and Zak Nichols. And I thank the outgoing board members, Dr John Evans and Natalie Dunk-Andrews.

On another matter, back in April this year the state member, Glenn Butcher, and the Palaszczuk government announced the purchase of the Mater Hospital in Gladstone at an estimated cost of $20 million. I have not heard anything since. I have contacted Glenn Butcher's office, looking for an update, and still have had no word. I hope this is not another political ploy. We don't want to lose more doctors or services for Gladstone.

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