Ruth Luxon-Turner and Gladstone Diabetes Association vice president Leanne Wilkie.
Ruth Luxon-Turner and Gladstone Diabetes Association vice president Leanne Wilkie. Christopher Chan

Diabetes educator calls for action at city hospital

FORMER diabetes educator Ruth Luxon-Turner has seen it all.

After two decades working in diabetes education Ruth agreed something needed to be done at Gladstone Hospital.

"Over the years the services have just disintegrated," Ruth said.

The 69-year-old said she saw, on average, more than 600 patients per month when she worked in the industry and said the problem would only get worse.

"Gladstone will continue to grow and this will add strain to services over time," Ms Luxon-Turner said.

Earlier this week the Gladstone Diabetes Association made formal submissions to Health Minister Lawrence Springborg, Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham and the Gladstone Regional Council.



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