Fight for hos­pi­tal

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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