An­swers wanted on hos­pi­tal

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KAP can­di­date for Cook Gor­don Rasmussen said Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal, Cairns and Hin­ter­land Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice and North Queens­land Pri­mary Health Net­work (NQPHN) are re­fus­ing to meet with them and are break­ing ap­point­ments.

Mr Rasmussen said COAG fund­ing fin­ishes this Satur­day.

“The $2.3m Bob Kat­ter got we all thought it would be spent at Ma­reeba but NQPHN will spend it where they want to,” he said.

“They have given us no un­der­tak­ing as to where they are go­ing to spend it.”

He said they will march from the carpark be­tween KFC and the Post Ofi­ice to the Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal. A date has not yet been con­firmed as the cor­rect doc­u­men­ta­tion has not been lodged.

NQPHN chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Robin Moore said NQPHN is cur­rently work­ing with the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment on re­ceiv­ing the sched­ule for the $2 mil­lion fund­ing for en­hanced pri­mary health care ser­vices in Ma­reeba.

“We hope to an­nounce fur­ther de­tails on this next month,” he said.

“Any claims that the $2 mil­lion fund­ing will not be for the Ma­reeba com­mu­nity are false”

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