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The community came out in celebration for the unveiling of Metro South Health’s Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre, Gundu Pa, with around 800 people enjoying a fun-packed Community Day on Saturday.
Local residents queued from event start to finish for a preview tour of their new health centre and enjoyed free food, entertainment (hosted by local TV star Ranger Stacey Thomson) and information stalls from community groups.
Staff from a range of Metro South Health services provided guided tours of the building, hosted information stalls and performed free health checks.
Acting Facility Manager Heather Tyrrell said the event was an excellent showcase for our health services in the area.
“The response from the community was fantastic – it was an honour to show so many people round Gundu Pa and explain the range of services, including many that are new and expanded, to them,” said Ms Tyrrell.
The event included an official ceremony with a water blessing of the new building from Quandamooka Elders Aunty Joan Hendriks and Aunty Merle Dippel.
They were joined by Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk, Minister for Health Cameron Dick and Lytton MP Joan Pease for a plaque unveiling and ribbon cutting.
“Thank you to all the Metro South Health staff and volunteers who made this such a successful and impressive event – we couldn’t have done it without you,” added Ms Tyrrell.
Enjoy some of the atmosphere of the day by viewing the Community Day photo gallery.
Gundu Pa will open to the public from Tuesday, 24 October 2017.