Queensland Health Crisis Town Hall announced for Cooktown

The LNP Opposition is proud to announce its 32nd Queensland Health Crisis Town Hall will be held in Cooktown, in Far North Queensland, next week.

Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli will listen to local health professionals and patients at the forum on Monday.

Cooktown residents have watched their health services decline over the past eight years due to the chaos and crisis of the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

Bed numbers at the local hospital have been cut by 11 and maternity services have been placed on bypass for more than a year.

After Labor closed the doors on the Cooktown maternity services in 2001, the LNP proudly worked to reopen birthing services in 2015.

Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli said he was looking forward to hearing from Cooktown residents next week.

“When we started our Town Halls we said we’d bring them right across the state, and we’re proud to be coming to Cooktown next week,” Mr Crisafulli said. 

“We’ve had some wins along the way, including locals finally getting a crucial specialist appointment, or even surgery after years of delays.

“We will take the stories from Cooktown straight to the floor of Parliament House to demand action and change.

“We believe Queenslanders deserve to have a world class health system no matter where they live and this community has been forgotten in the chaos and crisis of the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

“We’ll be putting our solutions on the table including more resources, better triaging, real-time data and putting doctors and nurses back in charge.

“I can’t wait to listen to this Far North Queensland community and speak with them about improving health care.”

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