Hos­pi­tal at fore­front

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THE Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal and health ser­vices will be at the fore­front of La­bor’s elec­tion cam­paign.

As the is­sues re­gard­ing the hos­pi­tal con­tinue to sur­face La­bor can­di­date for Cook Cyn­thia Lui said she knows the im­por­tance of th­ese ser­vices.

“The cuts that the for­mer LNP Gov­ern­ment made to the health ser­vices in Cook hurt the com­mu­nity and the Fed­eral LNP’s cuts of $2.1mil­lion to the GP ser­vices at the hos­pi­tal has caused real prob­lems,” she said.

I started my work­ing life as a health worker in the Tor­res Strait and I know how im­por­tant front line ser­vices are be­cause I have seen it first-hand.”

La­bor had re­stored and in­creased the num­bers of nurses at Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal and if elected will aim to em­ploy more in the fu­ture.

“We are build­ing a $1.5mil­lion staff ac­com­mo­da­tion block that will at­tract more health work­ers to work in Ma­reeba,” Ms Lui said.

She said that her mother was a teacher who taught her that a good ed­u­ca­tion changes lives.

“This is why we must main­tain the num­bers of teach­ers and teacher aides that are re­quired to de­liver a qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to our chil­dren,” Ms Lui said.

La­bor was not only fo­cus­ing on health and ed­u­ca­tion but also job cre­ation.

“I am run­ning a pos­i­tive cam­paign fo­cused on lo­cal jobs,” she said.

Pic­ture: Sup­plied

La­bor Can­di­date for Cook Cyn­thia Lui out and about meet­ing com­mu­nity mem­bers.

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