Hos­pi­tal has new pri­vate prac­tice

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

THE new Gin Gin Pri­vate Med­i­cal Prac­tice is now treat­ing pa­tients, pro­vid­ing a mod­ern fa­cil­ity with the ca­pa­bil­ity to ex­pand med­i­cal ser­vices to meet the fu­ture needs of lo­cals.

Re­cent ex­ten­sion work to Gin Gin Hos­pi­tal en­abled the Wide Bay Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice to in­te­grate a pri­vate gen­eral prac­tice into the fa­cil­ity pro­vid­ing im­proved over­all med­i­cal ser­vices to the town.

The Gin Gin Pri­vate Med­i­cal Prac­tice pro­vides ad­di­tional con­sul­ta­tion rooms and a ded­i­cated pro­ce­dure room, en­abling it to ex­pand pri­vate prac­tice ap­point­ments to lo­cal pa­tients.

Ser­vice Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Adrian Pen­ning­ton said Gin Gin Hos­pi­tal and other ru­ral health fa­cil­i­ties em­ploy med­i­cal su­per­in­ten­dents who also act as the lo­cal gen­eral prac­ti­tioner for pub­lic and pri­vate pa­tients.

“En­sur­ing our med­i­cal su­per­in­ten­dents also have a mod­ern and high-qual­ity gen­eral prac­tice en­ables them to meet the needs of lo­cal pa­tients, re­duce wait­ing times for an ap­point­ment and han­dle fu­ture in­creases in pa­tient num­bers,” Mr Pen­ning­ton said.

“The ex­ten­sion to Gin Gin Hos­pi­tal pro­vides the med­i­cal prac­tice with ad­di­tional con­sul­ta­tion rooms that are needed to meet fu­ture pa­tient de­mand as well as a much-needed ded­i­cated pro­ce­dure room.”

Hav­ing a mod­ern gen­eral prac­tice is es­sen­tial to at­tract­ing med­i­cal su­per­in­ten­dents to work at pub­lic health fa­cil­i­ties, mak­ing the ex­ten­sion a strong fu­ture in­vest­ment in both pri­vate and pub­lic health ser­vices in the Gin Gin area.

“In­te­grat­ing the gen­eral prac­tice into Gin Gin Hos­pi­tal also pro­vides quicker and eas­ier ac­cess to the med­i­cal su­per­in­ten­dent, which can be an im­por­tant fac­tor dur­ing emer­gency med­i­cal care,” Mr Pen­ning­ton said.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXONBIT070616HOSPITAL

PRI­VATE PRAC­TICE: Gin Gin Hos­pi­tal wel­comes a new clinic.

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