Eye doc­tor stops in Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

IN­TRO­DUC­TION: Eye doc­tor Iso­bel McLean.

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