Superclinic is coming
TODAY marked the announcement for a superclinic in the Gladstone Region by Federal Member for Flynn, Chris Trevor.
In attendance were Cr Matt Burnett, acting chair of Gladstone Health Community Rick Hansen and Clyde Cameron, as well as doctors John Bird and Evan Jones, Nhulundu Wooribah chairperson Melena McKeown, Jenny Kerr and Gladstone Regional Council CEO Graham Kanofski.
The Rudd Government yesterday signed a funding agreement of $5 million to operate the new multi-disciplinary superclinic.
Mr Trevor said the superclinic was a key part of the government’s agenda for fixing the healthcare system in Australia.
“GP Superclinic Gladstone Pty Ltd is committed to establishing a superclinic that will deliver multi-disciplinary, integrated, primary health care services tailored to the needs and priorities of the Gladstone regional community,” said Mr Trevor.
The clinic will provide longer opening hours and primary healthcare services.
All the new functions will be delivered by professional practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, audiologists, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians and mental health nurses.
“The GP superclinic will have a focus on chronic disease management, preventative care and promoting healthy lifestyles, through disease-specific clinics, vaccination clinics, a community health library and patient support groups,” Mr Trevor said.
The superclinic is another promise made by Mr Trevor in the lead-up to the 2007 election.