Systemic reduction of services at the Gympie Hospital

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Helen Miguel
377 Noosa Road
Mothar Mountain Qld 4570
Total Signatures - 4,833
Sponsoring Member: Mr Tony Perrett MP
Posting Date: 7/6/2022
Closing Date: 28/8/2022
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland Residents draws to the attention of the House: the systemic reduction of services at the Gympie hospital.

The latest closure of the fracture clinic highlights the systemic failure to deliver services at Gympie hospital. It follows the attempted closure of the paediatric ward in 2021, ongoing issues with ambulance ramping, emergency department, and the contraction of services in obstetrics and gynaecology and orthopaedics.

It is unacceptable to tell the sick and injured to travel more than 100 kilometres away for frontline services which should be available at a regional hospital.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to call on the Government to do all within its power to provide Gympie hospital with the funding, services, and future development which the Government's own Clinical Services Master Plan says Gympie needs.