Second doctor finally pinned down for Moura
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.”