It was a test­ing time but great peo­ple helped

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

I was feel­ing low, there was no choice, I had to go, I’d been there once be­fore, so ‘yes’ I knew the score. A short trip to where it was, I was so glad I went be­cause, the door was opened wide, OMG what a wel­come there in­side.

‘Now lie down on that bed,’ the kindly doc­tor said.

‘We’ll do some tests, then we’ll know what’s best, to fix your chest.’

Tests, he said?

There were x-rays, blood tests, heart tests, lung tests, throat tests, nasal tests, eye tests, ear tests, ‘wee’ tests – man I’ve been every­where!

Th­ese tests re­sulted in me spend­ing three weeks there – what a place.

Ev­ery sin­gle per­son, from ev­ery depart­ment, was won­der­ful.

Their kind­ness and care re­duced me to tears – I am so grate­ful.

Thank you Natalie and your crew for all your help and vis­its. And thank you ev­ery­one for ev­ery­thing which made my stay such a pleas­ant one. I was both glad and sad to leave.

Moss­man peo­ple you are so lucky. Ap­pre­ci­ate this fan­tas­tic as­set. nom­i­nate their black spots soon.

If you have a spe­cific lo­ca­tion that needs mo­bile phone cov­er­age, you have un­til early Jan­uary to make a sub­mis­sion. You can do that by email­ing me at war­ren.entsch.mp@aph.gov.au and pro­vid­ing as much de­tail as pos­si­ble about the ex­act ge­o­graphic lo­ca­tion of the black spot and the rea­sons why it is a high pri­or­ity..

Once sub­mis­sions have closed in Jan­uary, a com­pet­i­tive se­lec­tion process for Round 2 fund­ing will take place, and then fund­ing will be made avail­able over two years from July 1, 2016.

War­ren Entsch, MP for Le­ich­hardt

Pic­ture: SHANE NICHOLS

Moss­man Hos­pi­tal: a spe­cial place

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