Pedal power gets a boost

Pedal power gets a boost

ONE of the region’s most established charity bike rides is going electric. The Mt Franklin Cardiac Challenge has introduced a special pack just for e-bike riders this year, with a pair of accomplished riders being named pack leaders. The event, hosted by the Far North...

Patients seen quicker

HEART patients needing an echocardiogram in FNQ, will now be seen quicker, thanks to hundreds of cyclists. A new echocardiogram machine was bought from funds raised during the 2018 Mt Franklin Cardiac Challenge. Cairns Hospital consultant cardiologist Dr Willis Lam...

Piccone signs up

IF John Piccone can step outside his comfort zone and ride a bike to Cooktown, anyone can. The well-known retailer will join his brother Peter who manages drink and snack stops along the way on the Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge in September. The Piccone family also...

Work starts on cath lab

CONSTRUCTION of the second Cardiac Catheter Laboratory at Cairns Hospital has started. The $2.8M facility, jointly funded by the State Government and money raised by the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation, will allow an extra 577 cardiac patients to be seen each...

Alan gives thanks

TWELVE years ago Alan Morgan suffered his first heart attack. After the incident, he waited four weeks and travelled to Townsville on a bus for the stent to be performed. Last Friday when he arrived at Cairns Hospital with another heart attack, he was immediately...