Fight for hospital
THE Eidsvold community has outright rejected a reduction in hospital services.
Director of Medical Services (Rural) Dr Tim Lloyd-Morgan and Judy Morton Acting Director of Nursing – Bundaberg presented three options to the Eidsvold Consultative Committee on potential changes to services provided at Eidsvold Hospital.
Two of the options included closing acute care beds and delivering doctor services from Mundebbera.
The third option was to keep the services the same with a recruitment push for a permanent doctor at the hospital.
Eidsvold Consultative Community Advisory Network chairwoman Dot Hamilton said after looking at all options, the network rejected options one and two, and will detail its concerns to the Eidsvold community this week.
“The fight to save our hospital has only just begun, a hospital is one of the most impor- tant services for any town,” Mrs Hamilton said.
“It is not just Eidsvold – we cover a very big area right out to Cracow and beyond; people out there travel far enough just to get to us.
“The decision-makers really don’t understand how it all works, however we do feel confident about achieving positive outcomes for Eidsvold.”
CONCERN: Dot Hamilton in one of Eidsvold Hospital's rooms.