Phillip Thompson OAM MP

Phillip Thompson OAM MP

Federal Member for Herbert

Fighting for Townsville

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There’s no question Townsville is facing the biggest challenge of a generation. The coronavirus has affected every single one of us in some way.

We’ve been extremely fortunate here in the North to have avoided a major outbreak of COVID-19. That’s thanks to the amazing work of all of us adhering to the restrictions and practising social distancing. I’d like to pay tribute to our incredible health professionals and frontline workers who have risked their lives every day to keep us safe and healthy.

Of course with the restrictions has come major economic heartache only a year after our devastating natural disaster. While JobKeeper and JobSeeker have been a godsend for many businesses the effects of the closures have been felt extremely hard.

I will continue to advocate every day for the people of Townsville. I won’t stop fighting to see our restrictions eased as quickly as possible – in line with the health advice – to see our economy reopened.

As your Federal Member I will be with you throughout the recovery and am always here to help. If there’s ever anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the phone, on Facebook or by email.

While you’re here, please take a minute to have your say, and let me know what’s important to you and your family.

Phillip Thompson OAM MP

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As a father of two young daughters I cannot come close to imagining the heartache that Gelria and Paul are enduring after suddenly losing their 3-year-old son Lucas at the weekend.

This morning we met to put together an official petition to the Queensland Parliament to implement Lucas's Law in hospitals. This would require an MRI straight away for patients with brain shunts who present to EDs, hopefully preventing this tragedy from happening to anyone else.

The petition should be online in about a week and I will put the link on my page then. In the meantime I know our community will continue to rally around this local family.
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As a father of two young daughters I cannot come close to imagining the heartache that Gelria and Paul are enduring after suddenly losing their 3-year-old son Lucas at the weekend. 

This morning we met to put together an official petition to the Queensland Parliament to implement Lucass Law in hospitals. This would require an MRI straight away for patients with brain shunts who present to EDs, hopefully preventing this tragedy from happening to anyone else.

The petition should be online in about a week and I will put the link on my page then. In the meantime I know our community will continue to rally around this local family.

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Similar thing happened to a lady's teenage son that I know sent home from ED nothing wrong turns out he has something wrong with his brain and could possibly end up dying now. The lady has a law suit on the hospital. Everyone deserves a right to healthcare and we are not a third world country. For a couple a hundred dollars everyone should be entitled to have a MRI after all it comes from the taxpayers in this country. Lucas should of had a MRI in this situation not because the budget of the hospital said they are over the limit. Hope these people put a law suit on the hospital also.

Thinking of u all at this sad time

It’s great that you’re participating in this. It would also be great to expand Medicare so perhaps doctors would err on the side of caution by ordering an MRI rather than hesitating. That is something you can help control directly, Phil.

I am so glad we have a progressive and compassionate Federal member. I would vote for Phil 100 times over. Keep up the great community work mate.

How tragic for the family of Lucas. My deepest sympathy to you. This ruling is so important and if it only saves 1 child that more than enough reason to continue it. Well done Phil, sir !

Very tragic story but what about the hundreds of family's every week getting their lives derailed by thieves

At least we have a politician who actually cares about his constituents and endeavours to help in any way he can ! He is to be commended fir his compassion

My deepest condolences to the family, the problem is there is not enough known about Ryan’s rule as the hospitals don’t freely give you this information, I had to use it a few years ago when my at 11 was going to be sent home and could not walk or talk after suffering from a Hemiplegic Migraine( which presents as a stroke) I asked for Ryan’s Rule when the head doctor was going to send him home I demanded further testing and was referred to a specialist which diagnosed and placed him on medication. It needs to made clearer what rights you have as a parent to demand better care of your child. My heart goes out to this family as this should never of happened. Fly high spread your angel wings little Lucas.

Total support for this petition. Will be Signing. Thank you Phillip for the commitment to a young family in need. Medical practices should be looked at all the time

Well done Phil 🙏 Seems our 3 state MPs are a little slow again. Such an important process for ED admissions when presenting with a shunt

Well done Phillip Thompson. This story touched me, having a daughter with several serious illnesses and being made to feel like you are over reacting. The strength of these parents are incredible and their efforts should be applauded. Condolences.

You are a true, caring man Phil. So proud you represent our community. RIP little Lucas and much love and happy memories to Gelria and Paul 💙💙

Glad to see someone is fighting for the people in the community who can't speak up children, as a Nurse who has worked in the system RyansvRule is specifically for patient care and safety, it does not include a specific patient requiring a specific need ie Brain shunts and MRI...

Ask for a Coroners Inquest.

Perhaps I might need to talk with you??

Are we possibly able to include those with known neurological issues that are at risk of brain bleeding? Every time we have presented for a possible brain bleed, we have not been given an MRI.

Thank you so much Phil pleasure meeting with you today. Means the world to us

My heart goes out to the family of Lucas. ❤

Top stuff Phil. You are doing an outstanding job not just at a federal level but on the ground with the people in your community where it counts.

Protocols needed surrounding MRI’s at TUH, sounds familiar hey Phil.

Your a great man. Keep up the good work, you have compassion. Your a man for the people.

Keep up the excellent work you do by all Australians Brother!

They also need to look at why people cannot bulk bill mris if they are over sixty. This is not fair for people if they are getting older. They are required to see specialist first but you are normally referred to specialist after something is picked up in mri.

Thankyou Phil for supporting these folk our condolences from the people of Townsville

Well done phill ! Deepest Sympathy To Lucas s family - this should never have happened !! RIP Lucas 😘😘

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I met a local legend at my mobile office out front of North Shore shopping centre. Bob Burdell, the suburb Burdell named after his grandfather. His family have been in Townsville a longtime, he had some sound advice. ... See MoreSee Less

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I met a local legend at my mobile office out front of North Shore shopping centre. Bob Burdell, the suburb Burdell named after his grandfather. His family have been in Townsville a longtime, he had some sound advice.

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Great to see a member pro active in Townsville unlike our Labor state and local members. The only activity they do is after hours at local night clubs. I really do hope you continue to push for CCTV footage phil. He has done something inappropriate to the lady with those 2 men who were also charged. Please keep asking questions about the footage. We need to gey rid of people who think they are above everything else. Finny how if it was a liberal who acted like this towards women labor/greens scream for there heads. Remember Bill shorten about quotas. Keep fighting for us👊👍

Out and about Phil ! What a great example you are to our other politicians

Phil you absolute legend thank you for coming out to my area! Broader Townsville can learn a lot from Burdell's lovely communities!

What was the advice Phil?

I hope his advice went along the lines of "The coalition needs to keep its superannuation guarantee, due to rise to 12%., for working-class people, by 1 July 2025. Or was it, "if that promise is broken, then it is only right that politicians super should also be lowered to 9% in line with the rest of the community." Time will tell!

We need more wonderful Politicians like you Phillip then this City,State and Country might flourish. 🙏

Always working for your town!! Thankyou!!

...and the advice was? Don't leave us hangin' Phil.

That's always been the LNP way listening to the public good or not

Hi phil, can you shed some light on what is the LNP’s and Wyatts intentions regarding the racist proposal of an enshrined aboriginal voice to government?

You are always there to listen Phil. Thank you for always caring about each of us. Legend!

What was his advice?

Onya Champion

Doing a great job mate

Bob is a really lovely man.

Do a great job

One of the very few pollies i have faith in.

Good on you Bob!

What can you do to help the Townsville barra fun park that has to close as can't get affordable insurance

When is the walker fight going to be released

Mr Burdell is a lovely man:)

Doesnt care about pensioners

You are putting the 3 labor stoogies to shame. Well done

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