New director for Gympie Health

FORMER acting director of the Gympie Hospital, Leuwin Ferguson, has been appointed Director of Gympie Health Service.

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service chief executive Kevin Hegarty said yesterday a review of the hospital had "identified the opportunity to streamline and make the management structure more contemporary".

Mr Hegarty said the position would give staff and the community a visible leader and ensure the continued development of health services.

"We are very fortunate that someone of Leuwin's experience has taken up this opportunity," he said.

"Leuwin knows Gympie Hospital from a period some time ago as the acting Director of Nursing there and is very keen to work with the staff and the community once again.

"Leuwin has had extensive experience in hospital and community health settings in various locations in Queensland Health, including Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich."

See Saturday's The Gympie Times for a profile and interview with Ms Ferguson.