A year on from big move

Gar­den en­hances new site of surgery

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

GLOW­ING OUT­LOOK: Val Radel and Anita Sal­is­bury in Monto Hospi­tal’s rose gar­den.

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