Hospitals open through crisis

IPSWICH Hospital is coping well with the flooding crisis, health officials say.

A Queensland Health spokesperson said the rising flood waters that enveloped the city of Ipswich in the past two days had not affected the hospital and staff were able to go to work.

“I can confirm the Ipswich Hospital is coping well,” a spokesperson said.

The State Government was closely monitoring the potential flood impact on all its Queensland health facilities but all, including Ipswich Hospital, were all able to treat patients in need of immediate care.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Paul Lucas said all hospitals were ready for all emergency admissions despite the flood crisis.

“Our hard-working front-line staff, many of whom have also been directly impacted by flooding themselves, are pulling out all stops to make sure people can still get the care they need at their closest hospital and we thank them for this,” he said.

Queensland Health was continuing to work closely with councils and other agencies and was ensuring medical supplies and equipment remained available in flood-affected areas.



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