General practices to receive government grants
Six Peninsula medical centres will receive either $25,000 or $35,000 under a Federal general practice grants program.
Ettalong Medical Centre and RMP Umina will each receive $25,000.
Peninsula Medical Centre, Providence Medical Umina Beach, Woy Woy Family Practice and Woy Woy General Practice will each receive $35,000.
Member for Robertson Dr Gordon Reid said the Federal Labor Government was helping to strengthen healthcare in the region.
"Primary care is fundamental healthcare, and it is critical that we are doing everything we can to support our general practices to continue providing high-quality patient care", Dr Reid said.
"The Federal Labor Government understands that having a strong primary care system, helps reduce pressure on our hospital emergency departments and ensures people can access care when they need it".
"Our investment in Medicare will help general practices bulk bill children under 16, pensioners, and those with concession cards".
"Additionally, The Peninsula Medicare Urgent Care Clinic will open at Umina Beach and start seeing patients for urgent care this month", Dr Reid said.
"Urgent care includes presentations such as for minor infections, minor fractures, sprains, sports injuries and sudden onset neck and back pain, UTIs, STIs, minor cuts, insect bites, mild burns and more".
"More needs to be done and we will continue to work towards addressing the issues affecting healthcare in the region", Dr Reid said.
Media release, 30 Oct 2023
Gordon Reid, Member for Robertson