A long-awaited review of the obstetrics and gynaecology units at the Mackay Base Hospital has been received.
An investigation was launched almost a year ago following complaints from local mothers who say they suffered significant birthing complications.
Mackay Hospital and Health Service chief executive Lisa Davies Jones says the service had received the report from the independent external investigators on Thursday afternoon.
“We will now consider the report before releasing any outcomes and actions,” she says.
That is expected to take a number of week and Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates says local can’t wait any longer.
“This government needs to release it and release it in full,” she says.
“They need to come clean and tell people here in Mackay that this hospital is safe for birthing.
“We need to know this so that the mothers who are about to give birth here at Mackay have confidence in their local hospital.”