Cameron Dick announces funding for Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

$70m to fix Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

SEVENTY million dollars will be spent to turn the fortunes of the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital around. 

Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick announced in parliament on Tuesday the government would spend $70 million over four years to add 31 more beds, 100 new staff and new technology systems.

The hospital has faced a series of complaints since it opened in 2014. A Bundaberg 12-week-old boy and a 15-week-old Maryborough girl died after their emergency surgery was delayed.

"I want Queensland parents to know that we are listening to their concerns and addressing them in a rigorous and systematic way. Queensland children deserve no less," he said.

Shadow health minister Mark McArdle said the hospital's problems could have been foreseen since the Beattie Government announced it in 2006.

Mr McArdle was a minister in the Campbell Newman-government that opened the hospital in 2014.

"Doctor after doctor in that time made it quite clear there were not enough overnight beds in that hospital," he said.

- APN NEWSDESK



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