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Palliative Care Unit based in Maryborough

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Judy Allan
18 Pioch Street

Total Signatures - 6868

Sponsoring Member: Anne Maddern MP

Posting Date: 27/11/2012

Tabled Date: 27/11/2012

Responded By: Hon Lawrence Springborg MP on 12/12/2012

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 a desperate need for the establishment of a Palliative Care Unit in Maryborough.  Maryborough has an aging population and there has been a decline in medical services being offered over recent years.  It is proposed to construct a large private hospital in Hervey Bay and this may result in the private hospital in Maryborough becoming available for a Palliative Care Unit.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to take all necessary steps to have a dedicated Palliative Care Unit based in Maryborough.