Head­ing north

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

CRAIG Egan is look­ing for­ward to his next great ad­ven­ture as Di­rec­tor of Nurs­ing at Cook­town Multi-pur­pose Health Ser­vice.

Af­ter three-and-a-half years at Biggen­den as its DON, he has packed up and, with his faith­ful com­pan­ion Pete the dog, is head­ing north.

Mr Egan said he was look­ing for­ward to the next pro­gres­sion in his ca­reer.

“Cookto wnis a big­ger hospi­tal with 30 beds in­clud­ing res­i­den­tial care,” he said.

“I will be over­see­ing other ser­vices so I will have more to do.

“My time at Biggen­den has been en­joy­able. I did face some chal­lenges with the big­gest be­ing the build­ing of the new multi-pur­pose health com­plex.”

But Mr Egan said he was “quite happy” with how things turned out in the town.

“One of the high­lights of my time in Biggen­den was suc­cess­fully pass­ing ac­cred­i­ta­tion for the former hospi­tal as well as the new com­plex,” he said.

“Hopefully I have left Biggen­den with a bet­ter health ser­vice than when I started.”

And he was full of praise for the staff.

“They have been a good team and work well to­gether,” he said.

Mr Egan said he was look­ing for­ward to a two-week hol­i­day be­fore start­ing his new job.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

NEW CHAL­LENGE: Craig Egan, with his faith­ful dog, Pete, is off to a new job in Cook­town.

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