Celebrating a century of healthcare in Inglewood

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Inglewood 100 years celebration. Photo: Dr Chris Cowling

Inglewood 100 years celebration. Photo: Dr Chris Cowling

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Inglewood Multipurpose Health Service has marked a special milestone, 100 years since it first opened its doors.

The day was celebrated by staff and members of the community all eager to reminisce on the past century, with some even dressing up in old nurse uniforms.

Organiser Kay Koina said it was a fantastic day for the Inglewood community.

‘It’s not every day your hospital turns 100 so we knew we had to do something special.” Ms Koina said.

“There was an official opening, dress the tree competition, staff service awards ceremony and market stalls so it really was a great day all round.”

Many stories were also shared throughout the day, highlighting how healthcare has changed over the decades.

Inglewood Multipurpose Health Service provides emergency, aged care, community and allied health services to the surrounding areas.

Rural Executive Director Dr Chris Cowling said the facility is about so much more than the bricks and mortar.

“It’s about the parents and children who can access emergency care in the middle of the night, and the support given to generations of families,” Dr Cowling said.

“It’s about the many passionate and professional staff who work in this region to make a difference.”

“Darling Downs Health is committed to providing quality care in regional communities, recognising the importance of investing in services like Inglewood Hospital.”