Sec­ond doc­tor fi­nally pinned down for Moura

Central and North Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

A SEC­OND doc­tor has been of­fi­cially ap­pointed to work per­ma­nently in Moura.

The Moura hospi­tal’s only doc­tor, Dr Isuru Ga­m­age, has been work­ing on his own for more than five years.

In those years, locum doc­tors have come and gone, how­ever it has been a con­stant bat­tle for the Cen­tral Queens­land Hospi­tal and Health Ser­vice to find a per­ma­nent doc­tor to al­le­vi­ate Dr Ga­m­age’s work­load.

The health ser­vice has an­nounced Dr Ra­japack­ian will be start­ing later this month.

Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for Glad­stone and Ba­nana Joanne Glover said hospi­tal staff were very ex­cited to have found a sec­ond doc­tor.

“This is great news as it will en­hance con­ti­nu­ity of care for pa­tients, al­le­vi­ate pres­sure on the ex­ist­ing doc­tor and en­hance hospi­tal ef­fi­cien­cies, as it will re­duce the need to con­tin­u­ously con­duct ori­en­ta­tions and doc­u­men­ta­tion as­so­ci­ated with se­cur­ing and in­duct­ing new locums,” she said.

“We ex­pect it will bring more sta­bil­ity to the hospi­tal op­er­a­tions, which is pos­i­tive news for CQHHS and the com­mu­nity.”

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