Thank you LGH
RECENTLY I spent an unexpected and unplanned three weeks in the Launceston General Hospital, and I am just writing to say that I could not have been looked after better by one and all.
In fact, if it hadn't been for their excellent care I may not have been here to write this letter today.
So I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped look after me in emergency, 5D and 3R.
Barbara Burt, Prospect Vale.
IT seems the Launceston Health Hub in Wellington Street is expanding.
I have no problem with that, but for one item that was mentioned in (The Examiner, December 9), although the car park will be expanded to 166, for patients only, the medical staff whose hard work has enabled this expansion have been thrown under a bus as 48 people have been told to "find alternative arrangements" (their phrase).
Apparently a design competition was held for the new build as they wanted a welcoming building for all but the staff, who they have stabbed in the back.
Thankfully they have some specialists to repair the damage, if they can somewhere to park.
Ron Baines, Kings Meadows.
WHAT do we do with the offenders Tasmanian Prison services acting chief superintendent Geraldine Hayes is determined to have locked up?
My question is why does Tasmania have such a crime problem that it requires a second prison? Why must it be at Westbury no matter what?
Is Geraldine Hayes admitting to lack the capacity to rehabilitate and instead must resort to punish offenders?
Is there actually a lack of crime and thus the idea is to create the problem necessitating a second prison and the money that would bring? Have they considered that incarceration is part of creating the monsters Geraldine Hayes refers to? Or is that the idea, make a monster so there is one that everyone can see slain?
Davis Seecamp, Trevallyn.
THE ban by China of Australian coal will lead to increased global emissions as coals from other countries produce more emissions.
Don't expect cries of outrage from those warning of climate catastrophes.
Gordon Thurlow, Launceston.
THE Relbia development has only come about because Josef Chromy Developments wants to build a retirement complex on Relbia Road. They need the zoning rules to change in order to do it.
The general feedback at the community forum I attended (there were only two) was "no change" - not "limited residential growth". The council officers at the meeting made it very clear that Launceston doesn't need Relbia land for additional housing in the medium term, there are sufficient housing developments in other suburbs (like Youngtown and St Leonards) to cover the expected growth in population.
So why the urgency?
Follow the money.