A year on from big move
Garden enhances new site of surgery
MORE than 2000 new patients have been seen at the Monto Family Practice doctor’s surgery in the last year.
The surgery recently celebrated 12 months in its new location adjacent to the hospital.
Practice nurse Anita Salisbury said the move took the surgery to a more modern and better location but the need for permanent staff remained.
“We will continue to lobby and try to attract permanent staff,” Mrs Salisbury said.
A rose garden has been planted at the Queensland Ambulance Service entrance. It was donated by the Monto Hospital Auxiliary and patient Doreen Kington in memory of her husband Kevin.
Mrs Salisbury also said the anniversary of the deaths of two of the practice’s doctors last year was approaching.
Dr Dan Rainolds and Dr Myrthe Runne died in a plane crash on November 30.
“They are still in the thoughts of everyone at the practice,” she said.
Patients can also knit in the waiting room to make their contribution to a com- munity blanket. ■ For more photos, turn to page 8.
GLOWING OUTLOOK: Val Radel and Anita Salisbury in Monto Hospital’s rose garden.