Spe­cial­ists in town for lo­cal women

The Western Star - - News -

WOMEN of southwest Queens­land are set to ben­e­fit from a Mater ob­ste­tri­cian and gy­nae­col­o­gist who is now based at Roma Hospi­tal.

In part­ner­ship with South West Hospi­tal and Health Ser­vices, the spe­cial­ist will cater to 13 cen­tral west­ern Queens­land towns.

Mater Moth­ers’ Hos­pi­tals Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor Dr Mike Beck­mann said Mater prided it­self on de­liv­er­ing its mis­sion to meet un­met com­mu­nity needs.

“De­spite the rel­a­tive iso­la­tion, women liv­ing in ru­ral and re­gional Queens­land should ex­pect the same level of clinical ser­vice and spe­cial­ist care as women who live in the city,” he said.

“By hav­ing a Mater ob­ste­tri­cian and gy­nae­col­o­gist sup­port­ing the Fly­ing O&G ser­vice, we will be able to pro­vide spe­cial­ist sup­port and emer­gency back-up to GP ob­ste­tri­cians and mid­wives who de­liver ba­bies ev­ery day in ru­ral and re­gional Queens­land.”

Dr Beck­mann said Mater Spe­cial­ists would also be run­ning gy­nae­col­ogy clin­ics and per­form­ing elec­tive pro­ce­dures in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

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