Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

ED Will Train Doctors for Emergency Role; Gladstone Hospital Takes on a New Role

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

ED Will Train Doctors for Emergency Role; Gladstone Hospital Takes on a New Role

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EMERGENCY specialists of the future will now receive training at Gladstone Hospital after it gained accreditation from the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.

Gladstone Emergency Department director Dilip Kumar said it was the result of a year's work by a large team, who were thrilled their efforts paid off.

Dr Kumar, who started his role at the Gladstone Hospital in October 2017, said one of his goals was for the department to be known for its training of specialists.

"This is a big step to help recruit and retain emergency doctors, not just for Gladstone, but for CQ Health," Dr Kumar said.

"This will lead to an overall improvement in care."

The next step is to recruit the first trainee, hopefully for the next training term that starts in August or the following one in February.

"The staff are quite excited, and I would like to thank all those who have assisted during this process," Dr Kumar said.

"Credit goes to all of them. …

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