Governor of Queensland tours Southern Downs hospitals and health services

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Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland visits the Stanthorpe Hospital with (back, from left) Darling Downs Health Board Chair Mr Mike Horan AM and Stanthorpe Hospital Director of Nursing Chris Smith, (front, from left) Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Vic Pennisi and Professor Graeme Nimmo.

Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland visits the Stanthorpe Hospital with (back, from left) Darling Downs Health Board Chair Mr Mike Horan AM and Stanthorpe Hospital Director of Nursing Chris Smith, (front, from left) Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Vic Pennisi and Professor Graeme Nimmo.

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Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland toured several hospitals and health services located within Darling Downs Health last week.

As part of the tour, the Governor visited the Inglewood, Texas, Stanthorpe, and Warwick facilities and met with staff and residents.

Darling Downs Health Board Chair Mr Mike Horan AM was pleased to meet with Her Excellency and showcase our regional health facilities.

“Dr Young is a familiar face to many. She was Queensland’s Chief Health Officer for 16 years and helped guide our state from the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020, right through until she stepped down from the position in October 2021,” Mr Horan said.

“It was our absolute pleasure and honour to host Dr Young, in her new role as Governor of Queensland, during her time with us in the Southern Downs.”

Darling Downs Health Board Chair Mr Mike Horan AM

Her Excellency met with senior staff at each location, toured the facilities and took part in an informal meet and greet with staff and local community members.

“We are proud of the work our staff do each and every day. This visit was a wonderful opportunity to share this passion and dedication our staff have for their communities with the Governor of Queensland,” Mr Horan said.