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Cardiac Surgical Facilities in the Cairns region

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Maureen Brank
PO Box 229
Babinda Qld 4861

Total Signatures - 7592

Sponsoring Member: Hon Warren Pitt MP

Posting Date: 13/11/2007

Tabled Date: 13/11/2007

Responded By: Hon Stephen Robertson MP on 18/12/2007

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 the lack of Cardiac Surgical Facilities in the Cairns region. This petition therefore request the House to establish a Cardiac Surgical Facility in Cairns. Currently the closest Cardiac Unit is in Townsville, a four hour drive from Cairns. Some Cardiac patients may even have to travel as far away as Brisbane to access the Cardiac care that they require, an expensive and stressful journey for someone who is not well, not to mention the distress suffered as a result of being away from loved ones. We beg your consideration of our petition on which we have obtained Signatures, to set up a cardiac Surgical Unit in Cairns.