Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Board chairman Dominic Devine says the Federal Government made a promise but hasn't delivered.
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Board chairman Dominic Devine says the Federal Government made a promise but hasn't delivered. Simon Young

Wide Bay health board boss asks Feds for flood funding

THE Wide Bay health board boss has called on the Federal Government to "stump up" and help to recoup the more than $750,000 it cost the service during the January floods.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Board chairman Dominic Devine said the three quarters of a million dollars only covered the direct costs.

"During the flood, this was the second time in the history of Queensland that a hospital has ever been evacuated," he said.

"Not only did they evacuate the hospital here, they co-ordinated the evacuation of the Mater Hospital as well."

Mr Devine said the hospital evacuation went seamlessly.

"It was one of the real success stories of the flood," he said.

"We had the Federal Government come out here and make big promises, 'everything you spend you'll get back'," he said.

"We haven't seen a cent of that."

Mr Devine said the hospital was able to apply for $750,000.

"Of that, we'll only get back half."



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