Hospital has new private practice
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.
PRIVATE PRACTICE: Gin Gin Hospital welcomes a new clinic.