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.
“This trial has the potential to be expanded and formalised in the future to see more people have their operations sooner.