3000 signatures needed for community hospital

One possible site for the new hospital is beside the ambulance station in Tin Can Bay, on the corner of Coral Trout Dr and Tin Can Bay Rd

One possible site for the new hospital is beside the ambulance station in Tin Can Bay, on the corner of Coral Trout Dr and Tin Can Bay Rd

Jess Milne

Last month Tuncunba Hall was filled to capacity with residents listening to Dr Peter Martin outlining the envisioned community hospital that will consist of an emergency unit, day surgery and telehealth unit.

Cooloola Cove local Mike Clifford said, “This kind of facility would be a great benefit to not only my family, but to the whole of the Cooloola Coast,” and eagerly put his hand up to help.

The first step in this monstrous task is to prove to parliament that the Cooloola Coast community supports the project.

MP Tony Perrett explained that this is best done via a petition. He is funding a mailout of a ‘sign and return’ form so keep your eye out for the postie (Ed: or at the PO). There will also be traditional paper petitions in businesses throughout the Cooloola Coast.

Every resident is encouraged to sign the petition themselves and remind their friends and neighbours to do the same. The steering committee are aiming for over 3000 signatures to give this project the best chance at getting off the ground.

For more information email plmartin1951@hotmail.com or call steering committee members Jess 0411 218 254 or Mike 0407 580 226.