Kingaroy’s new multi-million dollar hospital … Darling Downs Health wants to hear about your experiences at local health facilities

June 10, 2022

Have you had a good experience at a local hospital or health service? Or perhaps, there was something that could be improved … Darling Downs Health wants to hear from you!

South Burnett residents have been invited to tell their story as part of a project designed to determine the health needs of the local community.

The Local Area Health Needs Assessment is inviting people to share their health care experiences.

“We want to know what worked well and where improvements can be made,” spokesperson Wendy Pannach said.

“Darling Downs Health covers a wide area – roughly the same as Tasmania. We have 29 hospitals and health care facilities in our region, and we cover seven different local government areas.

“Our communities are widespread and diverse, and each has their own characteristics and unique needs.

“We are looking to get a better understanding of these needs.”

The first step of the needs assessment invites local residents to tell their story about accessing a health service recently.

“People can register their interest in telling their story via an online registration form,” Ms Pannach said.

The needs assessment will allow Darling Downs Health to prioritise its work and ensure urgent needs are addressed quickly and efficiently.

“We will be offering one-on-one consultations and online surveys, as well as providing people the opportunity to upload written statements,” Ms Pannach said.

  • More information about the assessment is available online
  • To register to tell your story click here

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2 Responses to "Chance To Share Your Story"

  1. I’d be curious to know if it is fact or fiction that Kingaroy Hospital has only 28 beds, initial bragging was 66 and one blurb states 45 beds/ bed alternatives, whatever that means. And also there was talk of 20 chemo chairs/beds, did this happen?

  2. Clarification needed. Can we rise above political double speak! Hopefully so. Peter Ward requires an answer. I support his request. Is that possible? Is there a local board member who can provide a suitable reply and answer Peter Ward?

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