Councillors want answers
COUNCILLORS want Qld Health to send someone to talk to them about the clinical audit of services at our hospitals.
They also want a report on the feasibility, or otherwise, of extending the council’s shovel-ready infrastructure discounts beyond the end of next month.
Yesterday’s council meeting in City Hall in Maryborough aired recommendations from members of the local Economic Development Advisory committee chaired by councillor Gerard O’Connell.
Top of EDAC’s wish list was council’s endorsement of the Fraser Coast convention centre concept and that the project “be progressed with a feasibility study”.
Members also asked for Qld Health to release the clinical audit of services to our hospitals and then advocate for improved health services here.
But councillor Belinda McNeven wanted to know why “we continue to delve into areas that aren’t our responsibility and in such an aggressive way?”
“I’m not hung up about the wording,” retorted Mr O’Connell. “Health is a very serious issue. If you have a sustainable health service you have a good sustainable economy.”
The result was the councillors softened the request for the audit to instead have a Qld Health rep come calling.
But EDAC’s request for the shovel-ready scheme to be extended got through to the next stage.