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Statement on Bundaberg MP Tom Smith

25th July 2022

Tom Smith must front up to the people of Bundaberg and explain why he refused to listen to them for so long.

The Queensland Health crisis is real.

The State Government’s recent announcement about an investigation into Bundaberg Hospital highlights the importance of whistleblowers.

Since the investigation was announced 12 days ago, Labor MP for Bundaberg Tom Smith has gone to ground.

For months he criticised the Opposition for raising these concerns.

Patient safety must always be the top priority.

Tom Smith did not believe patients, their families and patient advocates.

The LNP will continue to hold Queensland Health Crisis Town Halls across the state.

These forums give locals a chance to voice their concerns about local healthcare.

My message to locals is clear.

Do not hesitate to speak up because we will listen even if Labor won’t.

Our 20th Queensland Health Crisis Town Hall will be held in my electorate of Nanango next month.

All Queenslanders deserve a world class health system no matter where they live.

Locals shouldn’t be bullied into silence by their local MP.