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For the past two years Dr Gaudin has been working at the emergency department at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba. Since moving back north Dr Gaudin’s sole focus has been the behind the scenes work needed to get the Mater’s new emergency facility up and running. Once operational, the new facility will employ at least 30 health professionals and will provide a direct pathway to the North’s leading specialists. “We will provide excellent care with minimal wait times in fresh, modern surroundings; as well as a seamless transition for patients who require admission into the hospital,’’ Dr Gaudin said. “Presently, the process of transferring a patient with private insurance from a public emergency department to a private hospital can be a difficult experience for patients, families and care providers. “Our patients can expect to be seen almost immediately by a senior doctor and they can also expect follow-up care with a phone call the next day. In addition a bulkbilled visit will be offered if they remain unwell with the same condition.’’

“We will provide excellent care with minimal wait times…’’

The emergency department, which will hopefully be operational by late September this year, is one of the first projects in the Mater Hospital’s major redevelopment of the Pimlico campus which is designed to meet the growing health needs of the North Queensland community. The redevelopment will include additional operating theatres, expanded day surgery and new medical imaging facilities as well as a multi-storey carpark and doctors’ suites.

Mater Hospital Townsville 25 Fulham Road, Pimlico 4727 4444

DUOMagazine August 2017


Duo Magazine August 2017  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of our community.