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Dear Editor, I have heard of two more instances this week in the on-going dilemma facing folk who end up in Caboolture Hospital as patients only to find themselves discharged at 4am or some similar time (often still in nightwear if they have been taken from their bed by ambulance) and expected to wait for a taxi ($70 approx) sometimes without purse or wallet or waken friends or relatives and ask for help in getting home. It seems apparent there should be a curfew at the hospital so that if a patient is still undergoing treatment or not yet seen by a doctor; at say 10pm then they are to remain at the hospital till some other agreed-upon time – 6am at the earliest (7am would be even better!); I am keen to know what others think about this unfortunate circumstance and how it can best be resolved.

Yours very truly, Harriet Remy-Maillet, Banskia Beach

Dear Editor, Is there a reason why when leaving our island and travelling along Bribie Island Road towards Ningi that there are so many adjoining roads that begin with the letter “R”. By example, Rex, Rebecca, Redondo, Rose, Ruby, Renie, Ross, Rohan, Rita, Robert, etc. etc. Was there a reason for this? Just wondering. ED: Readers do you have any clues? Let us know.

Pat Simpson, Bongaree.

Dear Editor, I live in Australia. So why then was the American spelling of the word “tyre” used over and over in the article “Long Way Round to Bribie”. We are Australian. We don’t spell tyre “tire”. If you check the English Dictionary you’ll see the meaning of the word tire is “to become bored; weary and/or to lose patience”. This sort of mistake does not help our kids learn correct spelling. Your proofreader needs to learn English, not American. There was also a spelling mistake in the article as well. “Exiting” was used, should’ve been “exciting”. Good magazine which I enjoy reading. Just hate spelling mistakes. Cheers,

Julia ED: Thanks Julia.

Well spotted. My tired eyes missed it in the editing. We will try harder!

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