Wrong doc­tor

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

QUEENS­LAND com­mu­ni­ties need to be pro­tected from the dis­rup­tion to their med­i­cal ser­vices, which will oc­cur if the state’s planned in­tro­duc­tion of con­tracts for doc­tors goes ahead.

The con­tract would al­low doc­tors to be trans­ferred to an­other town at short no­tice, up­set­ting the mu­tual re­spect which de­vel­ops be­tween doc­tor and pa­tient as a re­sult of each be­ing an in­te­gral part of the com­mu­nity.

Where a com­mu­nity qual­i­fies for a sec­ond doc­tor, this sit­u­a­tion is ex­panded by hav­ing an equally fa­mil­iar face if a per­son’s reg­u­lar treat­ing doc­tor is away on recre­ational, study or other leave.

Surely ev­ery Queens­land com­mu­nity de­serves noth­ing less than ef­fec­tive and con­sis­tent con­ti­nu­ity of treat­ment from qual­i­fied people they know and trust. Barb Nel­son, Biggen­den

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