A new dialysis advocacy group has collected 2500 signatures in favour of bringing back dialysis at the Maryborough Hospital.
A new dialysis advocacy group has collected 2500 signatures in favour of bringing back dialysis at the Maryborough Hospital.

Dialysis in Maryborough possible

DIALYSIS may be coming back to Maryborough Hospital.

The newly formed Maryborough lobby group DAM (Dialysis at Maryborough) now has 2500 signatures on its petition to put dialysis units in the downgraded hospital.

“We have received confirmation that we will be meeting with the mayor and council on Wednesday, February 17, at 2pm in Maryborough Council Chambers,” DAM secretary Anne Maddern said yesterday.

“We’re giving a presentation to council seeking their support for dialysis at Maryborough. There are five – three patients, one other supporter and myself planning to attend.”

DAM met on Monday night and is now asking residents to email health minister Paul Lucas direct on deputypremier@ministerial.qld.gov.au

“We are asking him to have dialysis units put into Maryborough. We are quite disappointed that there has not even been an acknowledgement by the minister’s office of the letter that we sent asking him to come and talk with the patients.

“The feedback we are getting is that the community wants our hospital back.”



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