No flood impact at hospital

BUSINESS is continuing as usual at the Bundaberg Hospital and Hinkler Central Shopping Centre despite floodwaters lapping at their doors.

A spokesman for Queensland Health said the hospital had contingency plans if the water did rise but were not expecting to have any operational problems due to floodwaters.

No patients have been evacuated.

For those trying to escape the rising water with a bit of retail therapy, Hinkler Central managers said while the underground car park had flooded, shops were still open for their usual business hours.

A spokeswoman for the centre said the underground car park was closed to all traffic but customers were still able to access parking via Maryborough Street.

The spokeswoman said the Maryborough Street entrance would be open until further notice.

Customers can also enter the centre through the doors near the Signatures Coffee Lounge.

Coles and Woolworths will still be open from 8am to 9pm.

For more information call centre management on 4152 9888 or visit www.hinklercentral.com. au



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