No pool but WBHHS com­mit­ted to fu­ture

Isis Town and Country - - News -

WHILE the hy­drother­apy pool is on the back­burner, Wide Bay Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vices are con­tin­u­ing to de­velop bet­ter ser­vices in Childers and Gin Gin.

WBHHS’s strate­gic plan is com­mit­ted to “de­vel­op­ing and en­hanc­ing ser­vices at each of our ru­ral fa­cil­i­ties”.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Adrian Pen­ning­ton said that in­cluded fund­ing in­fra­struc­ture projects to en­hance fa­cil­i­ties.

“Cur­rently, Childers Hos­pi­tal is un­der­go­ing an $184,000 re­fit of the emer­gency depart­ment at Childers Hos­pi­tal,” Mr Pen­ning­ton said.

“The ren­o­va­tion and re­con­fig­u­ra­tion con­tin­ues a run of cap­i­tal in­vest­ment at the multi-pur­pose health fa­cil­ity that be­gan with the devel­op­ment and open­ing of a $1 mil­lion aged ser­vices wing to care for the el­derly of the Childers com­mu­nity.”

Mr Pen­ning­ton said Gin Gin Hos­pi­tal had also ben­e­fited from in­vest­ment in ser­vices like Tele­health, which he said en­abled “lo­cal pa­tients to link into ser­vices at Bund­aberg and other hos­pi­tals across the state with­out the need to travel”.

WBHHS is un­able to com­ment on what will be al­lo­cated in the 2015/2016 bud­get for the Childers and Gin Gin area as the bud­get is still un­der con­sid­er­a­tion.

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