An important message from Mackay Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Lisa Davies Jones.
I can confirm a senior medical officer from the Mackay HHS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department has been suspended. The health service has secured a senior obstetrician to work at Mackay Base Hospital to ensure the continuation of obstetrics and gynaecology surgery.
We will also partner with the Mackay Mater Hospital as needed.
Our dedicated feedback hotline has received 19 calls. Some of these relate to obstetrics and gynaecology surgery and others are more general inquiries about future care.
The health service continues to work with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to provide appropriate support and mentoring for doctors undergoing specialist training.