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Rotary Lodge
Patient Accomm.

In July 2014 moved on-site to Bundaberg Hospital thanks to support of the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service District. The house is located at 277 Bourbong Street.

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A Rural Patient Accommodation complex called Rotary Lodge, opened in March 2011.

Previously, patients and their families who came to Bundaberg Hospital for treatment need to pay for expensive motel accommodation if they didn’t have friends or family living in town they could stay with.

With health care becoming more centralised now, so many patients have to travel to Bundaberg to access high-end services including, paediatrics, maternity, renal, rehabilitation and a host of other services.

The Foundation previously leased a house at 116 Woongarra Street, but in July 2014 moved on-site to Bundaberg Hospital thanks to support of the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service District. The house is located at 277 Bourbong Street (the house next door to the entrance of the Bundaberg Hospital Car Park)

This rural patient accommodation project has have enormous benefits for patients from the North Burnett who require medical treatment at Bundaberg Hospital, the Friendly Society Private Hospital or the Mater Hospital.

To make a booking telephone the Foundation office on 4150 2863.

The home features:

  • Five bedrooms (each with two single beds)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Dining facilities
  • Lounge and family areas
  • Two bathrooms
  • Space for vehicles
  • Large backyard

WHO CAN USE THE HOUSE

Patients who are eligible for the Queensland Health Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS), those living more than 50km from Bundaberg Hospital, and are approved by the PTSS office prior to travelling to Bundaberg can stay free of charge.

If you are not approved prior to travel, you can still lodge a claim using the tax invoice we provide – and in this case you only pay $40 per person per night or $60 (per double). Children under 18 are free of charge.

Those patients or carers who do not receive the PTSS will be required to pay $40 per person or $60 per double.

This is substantially less than a motel which can cost upwards of $110 per night – not to mention food expenses.

FUNDRAISING FOR ROTARY LODGE

While the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organisation, is providing this accommodation facility for rural patients ongoing lease arrangements (although now only $7000 per year), insurance and associated costs need to be met.

For this house to remain open for patients it needs community support.

Cash donations over $2 will be tax deductible or in-kind donations will ensure the success of the project.

Individuals and groups who would like to run a fundraiser to raise vital money for this project should contact the Foundation on 4150 2863.

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS/INDIVIDUALS FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT:

Bundaberg East Rotary ClubRotary Club of Bundaberg

City Daybreak     

Childers Rotary Club

Bargara Rotary Club

Bundaberg West Rotary Club

Bundaberg Sunrise Rotary Club

Bundaberg Rotary Club

Rotary District 9570

Brad Harrison Harpro Constructions

Dale Robinson (Gainsite Plumbing)

David Job and Certcorp Bundaberg

Empire Engineering