Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

ENT Surgery Now Available Locally

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

ENT Surgery Now Available Locally

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Byline: Amy Glass

THANKS to surgeon David McIntosh, Gladstone residents will no longer have to leave the city for specialist ear, nose and throat care.

Hervey Bay-based Dr McIntosh will operate from Gladstone's Mater Hospital once a month, providing a much-needed local service.

He told The Observer yesterday he was looking forward to saving Gladstone residents long trips to access ear, nose and throat care.

"People here have not had this service for some time, I understand.

"They have been travelling to Rockhampton, Townsville, Brisbane, Bundaberg - I even see some at my Hervey Bay practice," he said.

Dr McIntosh, 35, said he expected to see a lot of children suffering nose and sinus problems in Gladstone.

"From what I understand there are a lot of children with these problems in Gladstone, so I'm looking forward to assisting them," he said.

He would see patients on their first visits, and operate on their second visit a month later, he said. …

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