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