MOVING MOMENT: Denise Marshall of Coalstoun Lakes with Bundaberg Health Services Foundation manager Maria Burnet. Photo Erica Murree / Central & North Burnett Times
MOVING MOMENT: Denise Marshall of Coalstoun Lakes with Bundaberg Health Services Foundation manager Maria Burnet. Photo Erica Murree / Central & North Burnett Times Erica Murree

Burnett residents utilise lodge

FOR North Burnett residents, Rotary Lodge is a vital service for patients, carers and family members supporting loved ones at the Bundaberg Hospital.

The Bundaberg Health Services Foundation opened Rotary Lodge in March 2010 at a house in Woongarra St and paid a hefty lease of $33,000 a year.

That was until 2014, when Queensland Health Service and the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service District allowed the foundation the use of a house in need of renovation, which was onsite at Bundaberg Hospital.

Foundation manager Maria Burnet said at the recent opening work began on fixing the rooms, adding a disability bathroom and disability access.

"Thanks to a substantial donation from the family of the late Morrison Marshall, the gardens were upgraded and named in his honour," she said.

"Beautifying the gardens was undertaken by Rotary clubs with support from local businesses."

Morrison's wife, Denise, said Maria and the Rotary clubs have done a wonderful job with the inside and outside of the lodge.

"I am ever so humble to see the plaque with Morrie's name on it," she said.

Friend Laurence Spry said Morrie would have been proud of the lodge.

Lodge figures

Usage by North Burnett towns:

Mundubbera 611

Gayndah 462

Monto 373

Biggenden 266

Eidsvold 176

Mt Perry 37


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