Minister Says St George In Good Health With $41m Hospital Emergency Department

October, 2014

State Health Minister Jillian Skinner had two important jobs to do when visiting St George Hospital on Thursday, October 16. Mrs Skinner started the day at 9am by opening the St George and Sutherland Hospital Medical Research Symposium.

Held annually, the symposium is a venue for presenting and discussing research and topical issues relevant to clinicians. Invited speakers addressed two pressing problems: maternity care in the Pacific and domestic violence closer to home.

‘‘Research is fundamental to what we do in the medical system and the symposium is a fabulous showcase for this,’’ Mrs Skinner said.

By 9.30am, the minister and entourage — including Banks MP David Coleman, Barton MP Nickolas Varvaris and Oatley MP Mark Coure — were at the hospital’s new emergency department for the official opening.

Mrs Skinner asked Mr Coure to unveil the plaque with her in recognition of his efforts to have the department built.

The $41 million department opened for business on Wednesday.

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