Hervey Bay Independent : 16th October 2014
YOURSAY YourLetteroftheWeek Lives on the Line Deserve Respect Thanks once again, Lyn Nielsen Publicity Offi cer Quota International of Maryborough Hospital transport no issue A patient transport service will be introduced to ensure the new $96 million St Stephen’s Hospital Hervey Bay is accessible to Maryborough residents when it opens. St Stephen’s Hospital Hervey Bay is the fi rst fully-integrated digital hospital to be opened in regional Australia, and will transform the quality of healthcare available to the Fraser Coast’s growing population. The patient transport service will operate from the Maryborough Medical Centre. There will be three services per day, Monday to Friday, coordinated with the hospital’s surgical times. Bookings are essential, so outpatients who would like to use the transport service are urged to reserve their place the day before they wish to travel. Bookings can be made at the Maryborough Medical Centre, on the corner of Sussex Street and John Street in Maryborough, or by calling 4123 8500. To make it as accessible as possible, St Stephen’s will subsidise the service and it will initially be a free. Christensen House, which provides short-term accommodation to patients and their families, and which was made possible by a generous donation from the Christensen family, will also open on Monday. It is located in close proximity to the hospital, making it a bit easier for out-of-town patients who may have to make several trips to the hospital or family members who would like to stay by their GET YOUR FULL DIGITAL EDITION Download the App today! I was reading the local paper on Friday and came across a small column of happenings around the district. It was very disturbing to me because a 61-year-old woman in a drunken stupor with a reading of .286 alcohol content punched a paramedic. The ambulance had been called by her husband for assistance. The magistrate did not give her any conviction, which I found unacceptable. If we do not respect our hard working police, fi re department, emergency agencies and medical staff; as a community we are not giving or showing our youth the right message. With Christmas shortly upon us, we need to show appreciation to The Bookfest was a huge success, and a substantial amount will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation; $1000 to the Duncan Chapman statue, and the balance to local projects and charities, yet to be determined. sides. Meanwhile, discussions are ongoing in an effort to enable the former site of the St Stephen’s Hospital Maryborough to continue to be used for community healthcare, but no fi nal decisions have yet been reached. As part of UnitingCare Health, St Stephen’s Hospital is a not-for-profi t private healthcare provider owned by the Uniting Church and is the only not-for-profi t provider of private hospital services on the Fraser Coast. Michelle Clunn Support Services & Community Engagment Manager St Stephen’s Hospital Hervey Bay Blood stocks need your donations Blood stocks (commencing 13 October) for the Fraser Coast, covering the Maryborough and Hervey Bay donor centres, need your donations. At this stage there are still over 100 appointments available across the two centres. Anyone who can donate is urged to make an appointment by calling 13 14 95 or online at www. donateblood.com.au. A donation only takes an hour of your time, which includes delicious refreshments and time to relax and chat with the friendly staff and volunteers. Barry Lynch Community Relations Offi cer Australian Red Cross Blood Service What’s on your mind? 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Cleaning up after accidents, dealing with drunken stupid people and saving people from the elements is not my idea of a happy Christmas. Please take time to thank and wish these wonderful personnel all the best. Remember to think of other people, they are not responsible for your actions, you are.
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