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New staff accommodation opens at Mareeba Hospital

Monday 13 August 2018

New staff accommodation

Three new staff accommodation houses, costing $1.5M, have been opened at the Mareeba Hospital.

Three new staff accommodation houses, costing $1.5M, have been opened at the Mareeba Hospital.

Member for Cook, Cynthia Lui, said the project was part of the government’s commitment to the improving health services in regional Queensland.

“Staff accommodation has been identified as one of the critical aspects in the recruitment and retention of staff in rural and remote areas. These houses will go a long way in helping to attract and keep staff at Mareeba Hospital.”

Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service Board Chair, Clive Skarott, said the new housing would be an asset for the area.

This project was one of the Health Service’s infrastructure priorities for this year, and it’s been delivered on time and on budget. With this extra housing, we can continue to attract and retain permanent staff to Mareeba.

“Along with the upcoming $5M installation of a CT scanner, and the refurbishment of the hospital’s theatre for endoscopy services, this project shows our commitment to the Mareeba Hospital and the people of this community.”

Each new house has three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Each bedroom is lockable, providing flexibility for both families or single staff. Cairns based WIP Construction was responsible for the build, and four full-time positions were supported over the period the

Last updated: 31 August 2018