UPDATE: 7th March
Our office is now operating from Bev's house and cars are back in service taking clients to their medical procedures outside our council area. The landline phone number is NOT operational yet, so please use our office mobile number of 0492 980 083. Council is working on restoring our building to good health before we can move back in. This may take several weeks yet. Please be patient with us in the meantime.
UPDATE: 2nd March
A lot of the mess has now been cleared by the Rural Fire Brigade and the crew from Creative Arts Gympie Region. We would like to express our huge appreciation to these folks for their assistance. Much love from the team.
Hi folks. Well that was a doozy of a flood, eh?
The Gympie Medical Transport office in River Road was totally inundated at the peak of the flood. The waters have receded as of this morning (Tuesday). The damage to the interior is extensive and will take some time to clean up and repair.
Our best guesstimate at this time is the office will not open for at least 2 weeks, maybe longer.
GMT is not doing any drives this week and we hope to return to providing our great service to the Gympie community next week. Stay tuned to this page for updated information as it comes to hand.
Bev and the ladies are working from home in the interim so please use the mobile number to get in touch, via text message only at this time. If your mobile phone is on the Telstra network, as are ours, then you will not be able to make or receive phone calls but you should be able to get text messages through.
We hope and pray that everyone is safe and have come through this event unscathed.
January 2022 saw GMT take possession of their newest asset: Car 5.
The car was fully funded in 2021 through the successful application for a grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
Allan Gâté, Fleet Manager for GMT, was pleased to receive the car, thus ensuring our continued commitment to the community of Gympie for their travel to non urgent medical appointments outside the Gympie region.
With a new car comes the need for more volunteer drivers so that we can meet the ever increasing demand for our service. If you are able to spare a few hours a week, or fortnight, to drive one of the GMT Toyota Yaris Hybrid cars, please contact the office.
We will supply the required in-house training you will need for accreditation.
Since commencing in February 2021, GMT has increased its fleet from two cars to five. The fleet has clocked up over 160,000 kms transporting over 450 clients from the Gympie region to appointments from Hervey Bay to Brisbane and all points in between.
The GMT Christmas Raffle was a huge success and so well supported by the Community in donating items and purchasing tickets.
We are humbled every day by the amazing support we receive, and "thank you" does not express enough our gratitude.
GMT would like to thank Melco Mitre 10 Gympie for the donation of the Gator.
GMT would like to thank the following businesses who donated vouchers to the raffle :-
- McClintock Fuel
- Empire Hotel
- Bunnings Warehouse Gympie
- Shaw’s Meats
- A Beautiful You
The results of the Raffle
- 1st Prize - Ms Jane Kovacs (Gator full of Christmas Items and Vouchers)
- 2nd Prize – Mrs Dulcie Wesling ( $100 Fuel Voucher)
- 3rd prize – Mrs Colleen Waters ( $50 Fuel Voucher)
Gympie Medical Transport would like to thank the following businesses for their kind donations for our Christmas Raffle:
- Bunnings - 5 Hall Road, Gympie
- Empire Hotel - Mary Street
- Shaws Meats - Goldfields Shopping Centre
- BCF - Harvey Norman Centre, 2/3 Edwin Campion Drive
- Autobarn - 17 Edwin Campion Drive, Monkland
- McClintock Fuel - 7 Bath Terrace, Gympie
- A Beautiful You Hair & Makeup Studio - 75 Mary Street
Raffle to be drawn on the 20th December 2021. The winner will be notified by phone.
To raise vital funds we are running a Christmas raffle, to be drawn on the 20th December. All items were donated by various businesses and individuals. These funds support the ongoing and increasing costs to keep our cars on the road. Tickets are on sale in Mary St at various locations.
Thankyou to everyone
Our first AGM was held on the 19th October. Here are the results.
Brown, Macauley and Warren audited our books. I am pleased to advise there were no notable issues found during the audit that required GMT attention. There was a copy of the audit on the table for all to review.
New Committee Members are:-
- Bev Goodall: President
- Sally Carkeet: Secretary
- Fay Bowring: Treasurer
- Graham Miller: IT Manager
- Allan Gate: Fleet & Driver Manager:
- Heather Goodall
- Ken Patterson
- Eileen Holzapfel
Everyone is looking forward to the growth of the service throughout 2021 and 2022.
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