Mayor Jamieson - #OperationMedSchool
  • Thursday 05 January 2017

Sunshine Coast residents and visitors, we need your help.

On Tuesday, I launched #OperationMedSchool, a campaign urging the Federal Government to allocate the remaining required medical student places for our new Sunshine Coast University Hospital at Kawana.

At the moment, we are 15 places short and our hospital, which opens in April, could be the only tertiary teaching hospital in Australia without a medical school.

Our community was promised a tertiary teaching hospital.

We deserve nothing less and will accept nothing less.

It is now time for the Commonwealth to step up and fulfil its role and it needs to do so quickly because it will still take another 18 months to attend to the necessary accreditations.

To be part of #OperationMedSchool, we need you to write to the Prime Minister and Federal Government and let them know how important this issue is to us.

Visit Council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for more information and the links to send your message.

This is important for our region's future, so please take the time to send in your views. 

- This column first appeared in My Weekly Preview's January 5 edition