$8.7 Million in Grants for Rural Health Practices
Rural patients will benefit from new infrastructure grants to 50 projects across Australia, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced on 20 June 2012.
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20 June 2012
Rural patients will benefit from new infrastructure grants to 50 projects across Australia, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced today.
Under Round 6 of the National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program, $8.7 million is being directed to the projects.
“While rates of some chronic disease are high for patients living in rural and remote areas, they often find it harder to access the level of health care they require,” said Ms Plibersek.
“That is why the Gillard Government is committed to setting up new rural health services or the improvement of existing facilities.”
According to the National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health, rural areas have higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity as well as poor dental, antenatal and post-natal health.
Ms Plibersek said by providing essential health infrastructure, either as capital works or as equipment, the program made it easier for patients to get care when and where they needed it.
Examples of some of the grants are:
- $500,000 for Tilligerry Medical Practice, Tanilba Bay, NSW, for relocation.
- $328,198 for Optometry at Cooroy, Cooroy, QLD, for optometry equipment.
- $453,550 for Njernda Aboriginal Corporation, Echuca, VIC, to renovate clinic.
- $274,276 for Robe Dental, Robe, SA, to refurbish practice.
- $395,000 for Hermitage Dental Kempsey, NSW, to expand services.
- $250,000 for Physikal Health Services, QLD, for mobile physiotherapy capacity.
The National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program also funds strategic service planning for small rural private hospitals.
Funding is recommended by the independent National Assessment Panel.
|Healthy Balance Chiropractic||Quirindi||Quirindi Chiropractic Equipment Project||NSW|
|MIA Optical Services||Leeton||Optometry Equipment Upgrade Project||NSW|
|Watkins Family Trust||Inverell||Dental Equipment Project||NSW|
|Norfolk Optical Pty Ltd||Norfolk Island||Optometry Upgrade Project||NSW|
|Forster Tuncurry Medical Centre||Forster||Centre Upgrade Project||NSW|
|Hermitage Dental Kempsey||West Kempsey||Dental Services Expansion Project||NSW|
|Zac P Zacharia Optometrist||Tumut||Optometry Upgrade Project||NSW|
|Gwydir Shire Council||Bingara||Bingara Medical Centre Enhancement Project||NSW|
|Forster Private Hospital||Forster||Endoscopic Services Project||NSW|
|Philip J Anderton Optometrist||Manilla||Optometry Equipment Project||NSW|
|Active Foot Clinic||Gundagai|
|Podiatry Equipment Outreach Project||NSW|
|Anthoness and Associates Trust (Lord & Wells)||Gundagai|
|Optometry Equipment Upgrade Project||NSW|
|Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Service||Nambucca Heads||Nambucca Heads General Practice Project||NSW|
|Country Imaging Australia Pty Ltd||Bourke|
|Remote Radiology Service Project||NSW|
|Elma Dental Pty Ltd||Gundagai||OPG/Panoramic X-Ray Equipment Project||NSW|
|Lochinvar Medical Centre||Lochinvar||Medical Centre Training Facility Project||NSW|
|Tilligerry Medical Practice||Tanilba Bay||Medical Practice Relocation Project||NSW|
|Sapphire Coast Medical Practice||Bega||Practice Expansion Project||NSW|
|Southern General Practice Network||Tuross Head||Tuross Head Surgery Project||NSW|
|Kerry Eupene||Humpty Doo||Humpty Doo Dental Project||NT|
|Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation||Nhulunbuy|
|HR and Systems Upgrade Project||NT|
|Physiomed Pty Ltd||Katherine||Physiotherapy Equipment Upgrade Project||NT|
|Optometry at Cooroy||Cooroy||Optometry Equipment Project||QLD|
|Icon Dental Group||Blackwater||Yeppoon & Blackwater Dental Project||QLD|
|Granite Belt Medical Services||Stanthorpe||Medical Procedures Video Bank Project||QLD|
|Roxby Downs Dental||Roxby Downs||Practice Expansion & Upgrade Project||QLD|
|Corporate Bodies International||Emerald|
|Dietetic Outreach Services Project||QLD|
|Physikal Health Services||Biggenden|
|Mobile Physiotherapy Services Project||QLD|
|Western Downs Regional Council||Wandoan||Wandoan Medical & Office Equipment Project||QLD|
|North Blackwater General Practice||Blackwater||Practice Upgrade Project||QLD|
|Cairns Day Surgery||Cairns||Urodynamics Equipment Project||QLD|
|Southern Downs Regional Council||Allora||Allora Medical Centre Project||QLD|
|Robe Dental||Robe||Practice Refurbishment Project||SA|
|Lisa Satorio||Jamestown||Equipment Fitout Project||SA|
|Ortillo Holdings Pty Ltd||Narrandera||Dental Practice Relocation Project||SA|
|Gumeracha Medical Practice||Gumeracha||Practice Information Technology Upgrade Project||SA|
|TALK Speech Pathology||Kingscote|
|Mobile Outreach Speech Pathology Service||SA|
|District Council of Mt Remarkable||Wirrabara |
|Melrose, Wilmington and Wirrabaral Medical Centre Upgrades||SA|
|Maureen Wilson||Maffra||Equipment Upgrade Project||VIC|
|Njernda Aboriginal Corporation||Echuca||Medical Clinic Renovation & Expansion Project||VIC|
|Body Tech Physiotherapy||Yarrawonga||Practice Front Office Upgrade Project||VIC|
|The Elms Family Medical Centre||Bacchus Marsh||Facility Upgrade Project||VIC|
|Lister House Clinic||Horsham||Practice Upgrade Project||VIC|
|Bairnsdale Optical Pty Ltd||Omeo||Omeo Outreach Optometry Service Project||VIC|
|Eyecare Plus Drysdale||Drysdale||Optometry Equipment Project||VIC|
|Super Healthy Pty Ltd||Ocean Grove||Upgrade of Clinical & Office Management Equipment Project||VIC|
|Exmouth Chiropractic||Exmouth||Exmouth Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic Project||WA|
|In Focus Optometrists||Northam||Optometry Equipment Project||WA|
|Spinal Connection Chirpractic||Tom Price||Tom Price Chiropractic||WA|
|Elliott Jackson||Broome||Chiropractic Table Project||WA|
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