Share in nurse boost sought

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - RACHEL RI­LEY

TOWNSVILLE Hos­pi­tal has con­firmed it has ap­plied to the State Gov­ern­ment to get its share of 400 new nurses as part a $ 212.3 mil­lion in­vest­ment to boost num­bers.

Townsville Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Kieran Keyes said a sub­mis­sion to the State Gov­ern­ment for ex­tra nurses in Townsville had been made but he would not re­veal the num­ber.

“We hope to be in a po­si­tion where we can com­ment in more de­tail once the Depart­ment of Health has con­sid­ered our ap­pli­ca­tion,” Mr Keyes said.

Mund­ing­burra MP Co­ralee O’Rourke ( pic­tured) said she would be putting the case to Health Min­is­ter Cameron Dick for more nurses in Townsville.

“We re­cently wel­comed 18 reg­is­tered nurse grad­u­ates at the Townsville Hos­pi­tal, but we know that more nurses leads to bet­ter out­comes for pa­tients,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

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