As Health Minister Lawrence Springborg visits the region on his Queensland election campaign; he’s made some big announcements for health across the region.
Local MP Lawrence Springborg today announced an extra $50,500 worth of new equipment would be purchased for Inglewood Hospital.
“As a local resident and Minister for Health I know how important it is to provide rural hospitals with the technology they need to best treat people away from big cities,” he said.
The funding for Inglewood Hospital will provide:
- a $35,000 Ultrasound machine (called FAST)
- a $7,500 Care Assist Bed
- and an $8,000 Vein Seeker
The Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) ultrasound machine is used to screen the abdomen of a trauma patient to identify internal bleeding.
“This is an outstanding piece of cutting-edge medical equipment which will no doubt help local doctors treat patients who’ve suffered life-threatening injuries.”
Care Assist Bed and Vein Seeker also pledged
Mr Springborg also pledged a Care Assist Bed and Vein Seeker for the Inglewood Hospital.
“The new Care Assist Bed will help doctors, nurses and caregivers manage patient safety and positioning while providing a more comfortable stay for patients at Inglewood Hospital.”
The Vein Seeker uses infrared technology to assist nurses and doctors when inserting a drip.
Mr Springborg said the Newman LNP Government was working hard to improve healthcare in rural and regional Queensland.
“Only the LNP has the strong economic plan to deliver the healthcare system Queenslanders need and deserve.”