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Mareeba Hospital

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Christine Mackay
160 Bryde Road
MAREEBA QLD 4880

Total Signatures - 109

Sponsoring Member: Rosa Lee Long MP

Posting Date: 3/12/2008

Tabled Date: 3/12/2008

Responded By: Hon Stephen Robertson MP on 2/02/2009

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
This petition of the residents of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the current crisis involving frail and aged Queenslanders who are forced to spend long periods in hospital beds awaiting placement in an appropriate facility and the practice of transferring them away from family and community support. Your petitioners therefore request the House direct Queensland Health to open the additional eight beds in the revamped west wing of Mareeba Hospital and provide appropriate additional staff and resources to better meet the needs of these Far North Queenslanders.