Robertson visit covers hospital

By MIKE SCOTT ? NEW Queensland Health Minister Stephen Robertson is coming to Yeppoon to review the hospital and nursing home site saga.

The date of his arrival is yet to be announced but it is hoped to be in the "next few weeks'', a spokesman from his office said.

The Morning Bulletin was unable to speak directly with Mr Robertson who was in Parliament yesterday, but through the spokesman confirmed he was reviewing the Yeppoon Hospital issue.

"He's going up there with an open mind and will talk with people who know all about it.''

Mr Robertson would be happy to meet Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig, the spokesman said.

"The community should be making their voices known so Member for keppel Paul Hoolihan can inform the Minister.''

Mr Hoolihan has been requesting Mr Robertson to address the divisive issue. The council wants a new hospital built on an alternative site and Mr Hoolihan has been supporting the hospital's redevelopment on its beachfront location.

Both parties have support from sections of the community.

Cr Ludwig welcomed the Ministers visit. The council had further planning information to present and wished to dispel myths about its intentions for the coastal site, he said.

"We realise it's a government decision but the best decision is made with all the information and people working in partnership.



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