If Kay didn't have urgent surgery, she would have lost leg
"I didn't have to wait once."
That's what Kay Youngberry said of her surgical time through the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service.
The Maryborough resident's medical adventure began on June 20, when she needed urgent surgery as a result of diabetic foot ulcer.
"They did my blood tests and x-rays in Maryborough, then they transported me to the Bay and had surgery the Monday night," she said.
"My heel looks like… an open mouth with no teeth.
"If I didn't have surgery, I would have lost my leg."
Ms Youngberry was under hospital care for three weeks.
"The treatment from the staff was unbelievable," she said.
"They kept you updated with what's going on the entire time."
And after her stay, Ms Youngberry got to take home with her a machine helped to clean her wounds and keep them infection free.
Ms Youngberry's experience through the hospital echoes that WBHHS is the second best in Queensland when it comes to specialist outpatients performances.
Most patients going into the system, can expect to have their appointment within a year.
Ms Youngberry is happily healing with the help of her family, and is optimistic she will be able to walk again.