Construction of a new Level 5 hospital in Bundaberg

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Mayor Jack Dempsey
Bundaberg Regional Council
190 Bourbong Street
Total Signatures - 1,246
Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament
Posting Date: 12/12/2018
Closing Date: 3/6/2019
Tabled Date: 11/6/2019
Responded By: Hon Dr Steven Miles MP on 11/7/2019
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that residents of the Bundaberg Region need a new Level 5 hospital to improve the provision of medical care in their local community. The benefits of a new Level 5 hospital include:

  1. Improved health outcomes through treatment closer to where people live;
  2. Reduced travel costs for patients, families and governments;
  3. Less hardship and stress for people who currently have to travel to Brisbane;
  4. Employment of skilled medical professionals in the Bundaberg Region which will attract new residents, help to retain existing professionals and deliver local economic benefits;
  5. Develop medical training capability;
  6. Invigorate construction activity, boost employment and attract other investment.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to prioritise funding to build a new Level 5 hospital in Bundaberg.