29 February 2012

Queensland Fertility Group – Investing in the Health of Mackay

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Mackay Day Surgery is now under new management and has officially opened its doors as Mackay Specialist Day Hospital. The purchase of the facility by Queensland Fertility Group (QFG) was finalised at the end of January and a significant investment into its future has already begun. The purchase of additional equipment and instrumentation is allowing operating sessions to be extended in order to meet the growing demands of the Mackay community.

Pam Barrett, a local resident with many years experience in the provision of health services in the Mackay district, has been appointed Director of Nursing.  All of the existing staff have accepted QFG’s offer of ongoing employment and are enthusiastic about the opportunity to provide increased and improved services to the Mackay community.

Mackay Specialist Day Hospital will continue to provide a home to vital IVF services; an issue the Mackay community vocally expressed their support for over the last 5 months.  One in six Australian couples has trouble falling pregnant and QFG Mackay Senior Fertility Specialist Dr Lance Herron said “We look forward to helping more couples in the Mackay community fulfil their dream of having a child”. 

The process of how QFG established IVF services in Mackay  was a world first, with Brisbane based staff initially travelling to Mackay several times a year, bringing equipment and personnel to the region.  QFG Mackay is now a permanent local unit which is fully accredited by the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC) and assisting couples in all areas of fertility as well as gynaecology and obstetrics.  .

QFG is confident that by continually improving theatre services, and with the support of local surgeons, the Mackay Specialist Day Hospital will not only continue to meet the needs of IVF patients, but also enable the local professionals to meet the broader surgical needs of the Mackay community. 

QFG is part of Virtus Health, one of Australia’s largest specialist health networks. With a hospital portfolio of six they also provide quality support to a range of clinical specialties and bring together Australia’s leading expertise and resources in IVF services, specialist day hospitals, medical diagnostics and advanced science and research.

For more information please call 1800 111 483 or complete the form below.

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