CQ health report shows profit, but little mention of Gladdy

DESPITE losing almost $5 million from its budget and the chair of its board in 2012, the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) has posted a profit in its first year of operation.

The CQHHS tabled its annual 2012-13 report in state parliament this week, outlining financial achievements and setbacks for the not-for-profit health organisation.

It ended the financial year almost $19 million in surplus, after injecting most of its funds into Rockhampton Hospital projects.

A total of $160 million was spent on Rockhampton Hospital's Ward Block and a $5 million helipad, with little mention of Gladstone specific funding in the report.

The same period delivered director of medical service and an orthopaedic surgeon at Gladstone Hospital, and had a hospital in home service launched here.

CQHHS chairman Charles Ware, who replaced former chair Bob Miles when he stood down in November, said the surplus would be reinvested to further improve health services.

In the past 12 months CQHHS also lost $4.8 million from its budget after Commonwealth funding changes.

Gladstone Hospital will host its open day on October 13.

Upcoming projects

  • Stage 2 of the $160 million Rockhampton Hospital redevelopment, which includes the Regional Cancer Care Centre.
  • Biloela Hospital infrastructure redevelopments: $7.15 million.