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Construction of a new Level 5 hospital in Bundaberg

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Mayor Jack Dempsey
Bundaberg Regional Council
190 Bourbong Street
BUNDABERG QLD 4670

Total Signatures - 1781

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 11/06/2019

Tabled Date: 11/06/2019

Responded By: Hon Dr Steven Miles MP on 11/07/2019

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 residents of the Bundaberg Region need a new Level 5 hospital to improve the provision of medical care in their local community. The benefits of a new Level 5 hospital include:

  1. Improved health outcomes through treatment closer to where people live;
  2. Reduced travel costs for patients, families and governments;
  3. Less hardship and stress for people who currently have to travel to Brisbane;
  4. Employment of skilled medical professionals in the Bundaberg Region which will attract new residents, help to retain existing professionals and deliver local economic benefits;
  5. Develop medical training capability;
  6. Invigorate construction activity, boost employment and attract other investment.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to prioritise funding to build a new Level 5 hospital in Bundaberg.