The hiring process for a new Monto doctor is happening now.
The hiring process for a new Monto doctor is happening now. Contributed

Monto's search for new doctor is on now

THE recruitment process for a new permanent doctor in Monto is under way, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service chief executive Adrian Pennington has said.

"The WBHHS recently bid farewell to Dr Chamara, who had served as Monto's permanent medical officer for three years," he said.

"Advertising for this position has taken place, and the recruitment process is well under way, with some interviews already completed."

But the lack of a permanent doctor had not restricted health care.

"While the WBHHS recruits a permanent medical officer, there is an interim process in place to ensure continuity of medical services for the residents of Monto," Mr Pennington said.

"We understand the importance to the Monto community of having a permanent doctor, and we're doing our utmost to recruit the right clinician to meet their needs while also meeting Queensland Health guidelines."

Mr Pennington said the community would be informed of the new appointment through its various communication channels.


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