No pool but WBHHS committed to future
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.