Patient care is a priority across the Wide Bay region
COMMUNITIES across the Wide Bay can be confident in the continuing growth of local public health services.
The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the achievements in delivering patient-centred care and improving the health and wellbeing of its community.
The board and the executive worked together to improve the budget, enabling funds to be used towards local health services and providing the resources needed to shorten waiting lists
In the 2014-15 financial year, WBHHS had 934,385 patient contacts, including 115,248 emergency presentations, 75,380 admissions to hospitals and 308,205 outpatient appointments.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the results achieved by the staff at the Wide Bay HHS were excellent.
“The Wide Bay HHS Annual Report captures the results of the staff, demonstrating their hard work, dedication and ongoing commitment to delivering safe, quality care to patients and their families,” he said.
Even though clinical activity increased in the last financial year, WBHHS has some of the shortest waiting times in Queensland for outpatient appointments, diagnostic procedures and elective surgery.
Mr Pennington said that waiting times were only one of the many highlights of the annual report and thanked the clinical and non-clinical staff who all contributed to WBHHS in the last financial year.
“In the last year, the WBHHS achieved four-year accreditation across all facilities, significantly reduced oral health waiting times and has begun to roll out service-specific strategic plans for cancer care, education and training and media and communications.”
He said our staff has a great commitment to our patients and I am confident that together we will continue to build a health service that provides outstanding health care for our local communities.
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