Premier dotes on Maisie after very public sonogram
Published on 30 August, 2011
Mackay baby Maisie was already a media star in the womb, as reporters from national news outlets recorded Premier Anna Bligh performing an ultrasound scan on her mum.
Maisie's mum Tamasine Kiln is a CQUniversity staff member who was helping out during the official launch of Mackay's new $4 million Medical and Applied Sciences Laboratories earlier this year.
Now Tamasine has received a heart-felt letter from the Premier, congratulating her on Maisie's birth.
The letter, which includes a hand-written congratulations note, even jokes about Ms Bligh's 'learner driver' attempts at using the sonography equipment.
Tamasine noted that, during the scan, "the Premier was able to obtain a clear image of Maisie despite what she describes as her 'Learner Driver' attempts and it was a lovely gesture to receive the note from her".
"We are both doing well, and I am lucky that Maisie seems to be such a content baby, with no apparent side affects from being used as a test subject whilst on the inside!"
CQUniversity is addressing the need for qualified radiographers and sonographers in regional Queensland with inaugural intakes for the four-year Bachelor of Medical Imaging and Bachelor of Medical Sonography/Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography programs at its Mackay Campus.
These degrees will deliver regionally-trained specialists for communities experiencing a critical shortage of these skilled professionals.