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DG, CHO and Health Minister say thanks

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg and Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young have praised Queensland Health and Ambulance staff for their commitment and dedication to local communities during Cyclone Ita.

Visiting Cairns Hospital on Tuesday, Mr Springborg and Dr Young said the teamwork and efficiency of the statewide health and ambulance network was on show during times of emergency, and they lauded the efforts of personnel in the firing line of Cyclone Ita at its peak.

"Queenslanders receive the best possible support from all our emergency services, but as Health Minister I pay particular thanks to our Hospital and Health Services and our QAS personnel," Mr Springborg said.

"As Cyclone Ita approached, staff at health and ambulance facilities across the State put the needs of their communities above their own. I thank them for their dedication and the support they provide in situations such as this."

Director-General Queensland Health Ian Maynard also paid homage to staff, highlighting their courage and responsiveness.

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