Tech-savvy health care

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg launched the Princess Alexandra Hospital's Telehealth Connectivity last week which means regional/rural patients won't have to drive to Brisbane or Toowoomba for consultations.
Health Minister Lawrence Springborg launched the Princess Alexandra Hospital's Telehealth Connectivity last week which means regional/rural patients won't have to drive to Brisbane or Toowoomba for consultations. Rae Wilson

CARDIAC patients across the South Burnett no longer have to travel to Brisbane to attend doctors' appointments.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital Telehealth Centre and Service was officially launched last week by Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy and Queensland Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg.

At Kingaroy the new service means hospital patients requiring specialist services can have videoconference appointments, saving travel to Toowoomba and/or Brisbane.

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Executive Director Rural Health and Aged Care Michael Bishop said the Kingaroy Hospital has heart failure clinics and pace-maker clinics from the PA Hospital and recently began a new geriatrician clinic.

Patients now have enhanced treatment options, access to patient records and improved care co-ordination as a result of telehealth services, according to Mr Bishop.

South Burnett



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