Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Hospital Board Begins Work

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Hospital Board Begins Work

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Byline: Adam Davies adam.davies@thechronicle.com.au

THE newly formed district hospital board met for the first time yesterday at Toowoomba Hospital.

After getting through a mountain of paperwork, all nine members started getting down to the task of fixing an ailing health system.

Chairman Mike Horan said he first wanted to ensure that everyone was on the same page.

aIt is great to have finally started and everyone is keen to get on with the task of delivering world-class health services for the region,a he said.

aI believe that our board in particular has a very good balance of both health practitioners and community health workers.a

He made no bones about the monumental task that lay ahead.

aOur staff have been hammered over past few years,a he said.

aWe have wonderful and caring staff in our hospitals who have been crying out for local leadership.

aOne of our first goals is to improve the core business of all our hospitals,a Mr Horan said. …

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