President Gladstone Central Committee on the Ageing Edgar Allen, Rotary's Assistant Governor Len Woodman and GLNG Regional Manager Garry Scanlan.
Santos were delighted to hand over the keys to a new medical service bus last week which will provide much needed assistance to Gladstone residents requiring specialist out-of-town treatment.
Santos is working in partnership with the Combined Rotary Clubs of Gladstone, to offer this free community service for patients who are referred for medical consultation or treatment by specialists located at the Mater, the Base and Hillcrest Hospitals in Rockhampton.
The Santos GLNG partners provided $130,000 to purchase the bus, which has wheelchair access and will provide a further $120,000 over two years to pay for ongoing costs. The Combined Rotary Clubs of Gladstone will operate the vehicle.
Travelling long distances for medical treatment can be a difficult process, both physically and emotionally.With the purchase of this vehicle and ongoing support, Santos hopes to make life just a little easier for people facing that tough situation.
The bus will be housed and operated from the Senior Citizens Centre at Port Curtis Place, using the administration facilities of the Gladstone Central Committee of the Ageing.
This commitment follows an earlier $1.1million injection into health services at the Gladstone Hospital.
Community relations, Community wellbeing, Health, Queensland