Chief Minister Gallagher has announced ACT surgeons are to start work at Queanbeyan Hospital:
As part of wider cross-border collaboration in health, seven urology operations were performed at Queanbeyan Hospital on 6 August and four gynaecology operations were performed on 9 August.
Fifty operations will be performed at the hospital ahead of a review, which will consider expansion and a potential annual commitment to conduct surgeries at Queanbeyan. There are another two urology ‘lists’ scheduled for 27 and 28 August with a further seven patients booked on each list.
“People in the capital region don’t care about lines on the map, they just want their surgery done,” the Chief Minister said.
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“This trial has the potential to be expanded and formalised in the future to see more people have their operations sooner.