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Wednesday, 10 April 1946

Mr Fadden n asked the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice -

1.   Is it intended to remove the Repatriation Hospital from Windsor. Queensland, to Greenslopes?

2.   If so, (a) what is the reason for such transfer, and (6) the estimated cost?

Mr Frost - The answers to the right honorable member's questions are as follows : -

1.   Eventually No. 1.12 Australian General Hospital, Greenslopes, Queensland, will be taken over by the Repatriation Commission as a repatriation general hospital. At the present juncture it is not possible to determine whether it will be necessary to maintain theRepatriation General Hospital at Windsor, Brisbane, as such when No. 112 Australian General Hospital is taken over. 2. (a) The present Repatriation General Hospital at Windsor, Brisbane, will be insufficient for the Repatriation Commission's requirements when demobilization of the forces is completed. No. 112 Australian General Hospital is a modern, larger and permanent structure and will be more suitable and appropriate as a' repatriation general hospital for the treatment of our wounded and sick exservice men and women who are to be cared for by the Repatriation department. (b) The matter really only amounts to a transfer of the property and equipment from the Department of theArmy to the Repatriation Commission. This does not involve any actual cost, but is simply a book entry from one Federal Government department to another.

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