Have your say on Gladstone Hospital ED plans

GLADSTONE people are being given an opportunity to say what they would like to see in a new emergency department at Gladstone Hospital.

The State Government has committed $42 million to build the new facility, and Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Len Richards wants to give local residents the chance to have their say in the planning.

The new ED is expected to have 22 treatment spaces, double the current 11 spaces, to cater for the 30,000 patients seen each year.

But Mr Richards wants feedback on what is needed for the community's health and wellbeing.

"We'd love residents to tell us what's important to them in an emergency department before plans are locked in for this new facility" he said.

"We're excited about this redevelopment and want to ensure we get the best design possible to take us into the future," Mr Richards said.

He said a new and modern department would help the team get even better outcomes for patients than at present, in a much more comfortable environment.

To have your say, click here

Work is expected to start on the new facility early next year. The survey is open until March 11, 2016.


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