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Ensure Childers Hospital is resourced sufficiently

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Allina-Kelly Zarins
4 Doolbi Access Road
CHILDERS QLD 4660

Total Signatures - 682

Sponsoring Member: Rob Messenger MP

Posting Date: 16/02/2012

Tabled Date: 16/02/2012

Responded By: Hon Lawrence Springborg MP on 15/06/2012

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that:

 

1.    Childers Hospital is an important hospital for a growing regional community which is situated on the busy main highway.

2.    Childers Hospital does not employ any resident doctors who are physically at the hospital seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

3.    Childers residents are proud of the service provided by the Childers Hospital medical professionals, however, are concerned by an "on call arrangement" for doctors.

4.    Childers medical professionals and residents feel that patient safety is compromised by the fact that Queensland Health has not allocated enough resources to ensure that a doctor is able to be physically present at the hospital 24/7.

5.    Childres medical professionals and residents feel that patient safety would be significantly increased if more than just three GPs had treating rights at the hospital.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to take all steps necessary to ensure that Childers Hospital is resourced sufficiently, ensuring that a doctor is able to be physically present at the hospital 24/7, or at the very least, a doctor physically present at the hospital seven days a week from 7am to 9.30 pm.