Recruitment of Medical Staff a Hurdle for Maternity Ward Chinchilla Hospital

Six rounds, little success


Triple M News Darling Downs

1 August 2019

Triple M News Darling Downs

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Recruitment of medical staff seems to be the biggest hurdle for the re-opening of the maternity ward at Chinchilla Hospital on the Western Downs.

Darling Downs Health Chief Executive Dr Peter Gillies has told a recent parliament sitting that he has tried six rounds of recruitment with little success.

They have employed two out of a minimum of four midwives required to be able to re-open.

Meantime Warrego MP Ann Leahy says recruitment issues also nearly affected Dalby Hospital:

 

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