St Stephen’s representatives were invited to address this month’s meeting of the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce at the Carriers Arms Hotel.
A comprehensive update on the progress of St Stephens’ new regional acute ehealth hospital in Hervey Bay was delivered by Leanne Tones, General Manager, and included a detailed report on construction headway as well exciting developments around the design of the ehealth system.
Ms Tones also provided an overview of the work done to date on preparing a proposal to partner with Queensland Health to secure the future of St Stephen’s in Maryborough. This proposal, if successful, will transform the Maryborough site into a dedicated regional palliative care and interim care facility, providing services to public and private patients across the entire Fraser Coast.
Michelle Clunn, Quality & Community Relationships Manager, also presented at the event. Mrs Clunn detailed several community projects currently underway that have benefited from community involvement. These projects involved volunteering, provision of transport options for patients and families, construction of Patient/Family accommodation, Indigenous engagement and involvement in projects relating to the construction of the new hospital in Hervey Bay. Mrs Clunn also stated that the proposal for the Maryborough site also offered significant opportunity for community involvement and engagement.