News

Radiology services set to expand at hospital

GLADSTONE patients are the healthy winners in a deal signed by Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service and CQ Radiology.

CQ will provide medical imaging - including extra equipment and services - for the Gladstone Hospital.

A new CT scanner, extended x-ray hours and an on-site radiologist are part of the deal, which was revealed yesterday.

An ultrasound and echocardiogram service will also visit Biloela each week.

The move was welcomed by one of the city's longest serving GPs.

Gladstone Central Medical Centre's Dr Stephen Rigby, said it was a "significant improvement", particularly as the waiting time for CT services could be long and patients were often forced to travel to Rockhampton to get scans.

"If it is a new generation CT machine that is of a higher standard than what we have presently that's a step forward," said Dr Rigby, who has practised here for 37 years.

"The fact that they're extending the ultrasound and echocardiogram service to Biloela is a bonus for people who have to travel."

CQHHS would not reveal the cost, but chairman Charles Ware said it "is only slightly less than what is currently spent".

"There is no cost to our public patient," he said.

"The opportunity for us to tap into an expert medical imaging provider who can deliver more services in more locations was just too good a proposition for us to pass up."

Change won't mean job losses, boss says

THERE will be no job losses when CQ Radiology begins providing services at Gladstone Hospital in October.

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service board chairman Charles Ware said fears some staff would be out of work could be put to bed.

"We promised we would put significant weight in the selection criteria to ensure employment for our staff," he said.

"We have been able to achieve exactly that. Every employee will have a position."

He said CQ Radiology would employ CQHHS radiographers and sonographers.

CQHHS will employ all other staff including nurses, administration officers and operational service officers.

Topics:  gladstone hospital health radiology



Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Science Festival seriously awesome

Don't miss the World Science Festival Brisbane!

CALLING everyone who wants to see something totally cool.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

Pacific Jewel tourists choose our city as wedding destination

Newlyweds Matthew and Christine Moore tie the knot aboard P&O Pacific Jewel Cruise Ship in Gladstone.

COUPLE tie the knot while docked at Gladstone on luxury ship.

Owner finds Gladstone man living under home, police called

An Anglicare CQ housing manager says many people who have remained in Gladstone are experiencing financial stress.

THE MAN will be forced to pay hundreds of dollars he doesn't have.

Woman injured in hidden razor blade horror at hospital

JUST NOT ON: Sharon Francis where she fell victim to the cowardly act.

Police investigate after frightening incident

Local Partners

Buderim dad rejects gay son's emotional plea for second time

Bride and Prejudice: Son’s emotional plea rejected again by unmoved father

What's on the big screen this week

Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

This week's new releases offer plenty of variety for movie buffs.

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Hodges proud to be part of first channel dedicated to NRL

Justin Hodges is gearing up for his new gig on Fox League.

Footy star hopes to provide a voice for players on new NRL channel

Selling Houses renovate for Salvos in 100th episode

Charlie Albone, Andrew Winter and Shaynna Blaze return for season 10 of Selling Houses Australia. Supplied by Foxtel.

Selling Houses launch 10th season in volatile property market

Woman to help Gladstone families connect with dead loved ones

SPIRITS: Medium Charmaine Wilson will be in Gladstone in May to perform readings and stage show.

SPIRITS hang around Kmart as much as cemeteries.

Furious Price wants to quit I'm a Celeb after clash with Keira

Steve Price has threatened to quit the jungle.

Will camp ration clash with Keira cause Steve to call it quits?

Gladstone's 20 cheapest properties on the market, all under $150K

DIRT CHEAP: 5/239 Sun Valley Rd, Kin Kora is selling for $140,000

PROPERTY sellers drop prices as houses and units sell for bargains.

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!