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Dimbulah Primary Health Care Centre

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Gaye Taylor
37 Leadingham Creek Road

Total Signatures - 787

Sponsoring Member: Shane Knuth MP

Posting Date: 27/10/2015

Tabled Date: 27/10/2015

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 26/11/2015

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

The petition of residents of Queensland, Dimbulah and surrounding district, district draws to the attention of the House the critical need to upgrade the Dimbulah Primary Health Care Centre (DPHCC).


The community of Dimbulah calls for an urgent upgrade to the outdated and deteriorating DPHCC and asks that they are provided with a facility that has the infrastructure to deliver essential health services to the constituents in the Dalrymple and Cook electorates. The DPHCC facility was built in 1964 and the outdated facility no longer has the room to deliver contemporary health services. Privacy for patients and staff, access for wheelchairs, emergency services and medical equipment are a priority concern and an upgrade is urgently needed to ensure patient care is not compromised.


The DPHCC works in conjunction with the Mareeba Hospital (45 kilometres away) and greatly reduces the patient load on this facility. It also provides a much needed local health service which is utilised by many vulnerable elderly and indigenous residents who aren't able to drive themselves to Mareeba. An upgraded Health Centre will ensure that patient care and emergency services are maximised.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to urgently approve the upgrade of the Primary Health Care Centre in Dimbulah as a matter of priority.