Eye doctor stops in Burnett
MUNDUBBERA solicitor Keith Rennick and his wife Desley are two of the many North Burnett residents who will benefit from having the services of visiting eye doctor Isobel McLean.
Vision impaired, Mr and Mrs Rennick need to have their eyes checked regularly.
They were both disappointed when Dr Stark’s service ended as it meant having to travel outside the North Burnett to access a service.
“We’ll establish a liaison with Dr Isobel who will take over our on-going care,” Mr Rennick said.
“Should an emergency arise, we’ll have a doctor who knows our history.”
Dr Stark saw on average 20 clients bi-monthly from Mundubbera and surrounding communities of Gayndah, Eidsvold and Monto and Dr McLean’s first clinic was also well attended.
One patient expressed her appreciation of the reinstated service because now she didn’t have to travel to Bundaberg every month for macular degeneration treatment.
“Dr Stark stopped coming over 18 months ago and, since then, the battle to reinstate a service has been ongoing, which is why having Dr Isabel come is such a coup,” Mundubbera Health Service DON Jan-Adele Hotz said.
Mundubbera Multi-Purpose Health Service Community Advisory Network chairperson Sandra Schulz said the lack of regular public transport out of the North Burnett meant it was hard for the disadvantaged, aged and people with disabilities to attend specialist appointments.
Dr McLean’s next Mundubbera clinic will be on July 12.
INTRODUCTION: Eye doctor Isobel McLean.