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Process starts for Liverpool GP Super Clinic

November 02, 2010

Chris Hayes MP, Federal Member for Fowler, has welcomed the first step in getting the $15 million Liverpool GP Super Clinic up and running.

 

The Gillard Government has announced that the Department of Health and Ageing will commence an Invitation to Apply process for the Liverpool GP Super Clinic on 6 November.

 

“I am keen for this GP Super Clinic to be up-and-running as soon as possible because I know it will make a serious difference to health care services in this area and take pressure of Liverpool and Fairfield Hospitals,” Mr Hayes said.

 

“I personally lobbied for this GP Super Clinic prior to the election and today’s announcement shows that a Gillard Government is committed to extra investment in our local health system.

 

“The tender process will find people interested in running the clinic which will include after-hour GP services and provide a quality setting to help train our future health professionals.”

 

Advertisements will be placed in local and national newspapers calling on applications for funding from individuals and organisations who want to establish a GP Super Clinic that meets the health needs and priorities of, and is accessible by, the local community.

 

GP Super Clinics are a key element of the Government’s strategy to build a stronger primary health care system.

 

These clinics will bring together general practitioners, practice nurses, visiting medical specialists, allied health professionals and other health care providers to deliver integrated multi-disciplinary, primary health care services aimed at addressing the health care needs and priorities of local communities. Importantly, clinics can play a role in training the next generation of health professionals.

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