CQ Health COVID testing clinics wind down
10 June 2022
CQ Health is closing its COVID-19 PCR testing clinics as the health service returns to business as usual.
Chief Executive Dr Emma McCahon said that due to declining demand and a good supply of rapid antigen tests (RAT), it was time to move health service staff back to their usual jobs across the health service.
“Our teams have done an incredible job keeping our community safe since COVID first started ramping up in 2020,” she said.
“We’ve had enormous support from not just doctors, nurses and pathology staff, but all the other staff needed to make these clinics happen. Often at very short notice, our teams put their hands up to get testing and vaccination clinics up and running to meet a huge demand from the community.”
Dr McCahon also thanked the community for doing the right thing in getting tested.
“The response was amazing from our residents keen to protect themselves, their families and the vulnerable members of the community by preventing the spread of COVID-19. This really has been a great team effort.”
The Rockhampton Fever Clinic, at CQUniversity Health Clinic, will close from Sunday, June 12. The Gladstone Fever Clinic, at Alf O’Rourke Drive, will close today, Friday, June 10.
Up to Thursday, June 9, 2022, CQ Health finalised 137,790 tests, with 65,976 in Rockhampton and 38,695 in Gladstone.