Gladstone Mater Hospital welcomes new chief

GLADSTONE Mater Hospital has a new executive officer.

Annette Czerkesow has been welcomed as the new executive officer for the Mater's three central Queensland facilities.

Ms Czerkesow is enthusiastic about her new role, based at Mater Rockhampton.

"The Mater hospitals in central Queensland are fantastic facilities," Ms Czerkesow said.

"I understand the challenges faced by health care providers and patients in rural areas are vastly different to those in capital cities.

"I will be regularly travelling to both Mater Yeppoon and Gladstone to work with the staff at the hospitals, so that we can continue to meet the needs of the local community by providing excellent healthcare options," Ms Czerkesow said.