New Rouse Hill clinic for endometriosis and pelvic pain

The Australian Government will open a specialised Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain GP Clinic in Rouse Hill, providing women with expert, multidisciplinary care and a one-stop option for diagnosis, intervention, and treatment.

The Hon Ged Kearney MP
Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care

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The Albanese Labor Government will open a specialised Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain GP Clinic in Rouse Hill in Western Sydney, providing women with expert, multidisciplinary care and a one-stop option for diagnosis, intervention, and treatment.
 
This will bring the total number of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Clinics to 22 across Australia as part of the Government’s $58.3 million package for endometriosis and pelvic pain.  
 
The Rouse Hill clinic will be the third Clinic in Sydney, with others in Hunter’s Hill and Leichhardt. Each clinic is based in an existing GP practice with experience and expertise in women’s health, endometriosis and pain management. The new clinic will be based in the Rouse Hill Town Medical and Dental Centre.
 
Endometriosis affects at least 1 in 9 Australian women and can have a devastating impact on the daily lives of those with the condition. Research has also shown that 1 in 2 Australian women experience pelvic pain and half of those women do not discuss their symptoms with a doctor despite significant impacts on work or study. The impact of pelvic pain is felt beyond individuals as it is estimated to cost the Australian economy almost $10 billion a year.
 
Rouse Hill Town Medical and Dental Centre will receive funding of $700,000 over four years to operate the Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain GP Clinic. The Centre has 12 female GPs and four GPs with a speciality interest in women’s health. It also has a women’s health nurse, a dietician and a physiotherapist, as well as hospital-grade treatment rooms, pathology and diagnostic imaging.
 
The specialised GP clinics will reduce delays and promote early access to intervention, care and treatment.  They will also raise awareness of endometriosis, build professional knowledge and skills to manage the condition, and improve access to information and care pathways.
 
Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care
Ged Kearney MP:
 
“Too many women suffer because their pain is not taken seriously. Recognising endometriosis and pelvic pain as serious conditions is part of Labor’s commitment to improving women’s health.
 
“This new specialised clinic in Rouse Hill will provide women across Sydney’s northwest with access to the care and expertise they need - all under one roof”.
 
Quotes attributable to Special Envoy for the Arts, Susan Templeman MP:
 
“This specialised clinic located in Rouse Hill will mean women in western Sydney, including in my electorate of Macquarie, won’t have to travel into Sydney to get expert care to treat endometriosis and pelvic pain.
 
“We know too many women suffer through their pelvic pain in silence. Having a clinic closer to home helps remove one of the barriers that prevents women getting the care they need and helps to address the inequities that exist in women’s health.”

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