Tweed Heads GP Super Clinic to Provide Better Health Services
Residents of Tweed Heads will soon have better access to GPs and allied health professionals following the signing of a $7 million agreement.
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The Hon Mark Butler MP25 July 2011
Acting Minister for Health and Ageing
The Hon Justine Elliott MP
Member for Richmond
Residents of Tweed Heads will soon have better access to GPs and allied health professionals following the signing of a $7 million agreement with Ausjendia Pty Ltd.
Acting Minister for Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, today welcomed the signing of the $7 million agreement as a welcome boost to health care in Tweed Heads.
“This GP Super Clinic will deliver better access to health services for locals in a single, convenient location,” Mr Butler said.
“The Gillard Government wants to make it easier for all Australians to see and contact a doctor and GP Super Clinics around the country are making this happen.
“Tweed Heads GP Super Clinic will provide a new integrated, multidisciplinary, team-based, patient-centred healthcare under one roof.
“Patients will be able to access care from GPs, nurses, allied health professionals and visiting medical specialists.”
It is anticipated that the Tweed Heads clinic will provide general practice and services including psychology, physiotherapy, diabetes education, dietetics and podiatry, with an emphasis on chronic disease care and preventive activities.
It is also expected to offer mental health care nursing, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, continence physiotherapy, asthma education, dental, pathology, a social worker and an Aboriginal health worker.
Local Federal Member for Richmond Justine Elliott said that GP Super Clinics are improving access to health services across the country.
“This clinic will also train our future health workforce by having a focus on education and training to boost the primary healthcare workforce in Tweed Heads.”
The Gillard Government is making a significant investment in the GP Super Clinics program and has committed $650 million to build 64 GP Super Clinics around Australia. 31 GP Super Clinics are now either open, providing early services or under construction
We have also funded around 425 Primary Care Infrastructure Grants to upgrade and extend existing general practices, primary care and community health services, and Aboriginal Medical Services.
For more information, please contact Mr Butler’s Office on 02 6277 7280
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