Patients in Flynn will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with the Liberal National Government announcing a new MRI licence for Central Queensland Radiology Gladstone. This MRI licence is expected to benefit the many Australians living in the region through a Medicare rebate and provide an estimated 3,354 services a year – saving lives and reducing the costs for patients. MRI services will be available to be bulk-billed in Gladstone from the first of March. “Under the Liberal National Government, Medicare spending is guaranteed and increasing every year from $24 billion in 2017–18 to $28.8 billion in 2021–22 to support health care for every Australian." said Greg Hunt MP Patients from Gladstone and surrounding towns will no longer have to drive over an hour into Rockhampton to access eligible bulk-billed MRI scans or pay hundreds of dollars out of pocket to have a scan done in Gladstone. ... See MoreSee Less
Golden Wattle is hitting the road to give people in Flynn easy access to government services.
The staff on board are delivering Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to rural and drought-affected areas in Queensland. Golden Wattle is on the road to providing extra support to our community.
Golden Wattle is one of two 20 tonne trucks run by the Department of Human Services that have travelled over 800,000 kilometres and to more than 4000 communities.
Staff on board can help with Centrelink claims, Medicare registrations and online services.
A departmental social worker will also be on board to help people in crisis and can provide referrals to counsellors and legal services, as well as assist with financial help.
The dates and locations are listed below:
Biggenden - 17/01/19 10am to 4pm - Opposite the Commercial Hotel/Motel, Victoria Street.
Gin Gin – 21/01/19 9:30am to 3pm - Opposite the Ambulance Station, Mulgrave Street.
Monto – 22/01/19 9am to 3pm - Near the Community Hall, Rutherford Street.
Gayndah – 23/01/19 9am to 4pm - In front of the Town Hall, Capper Street.
Proston - 25/01/19 9:30am to 3pm - Opposite the Library, Blake Street.
For more information visit: humanservices.gov.au/mobileoffice or contact our office. ... See MoreSee Less