People will find it easier to see a doctor and access quality health care when a new GP clinic opens in Brighton, one of Tasmania’s fastest growing municipalities.
This week contracts were signed which sees the Australian Government provide $1.6 million to Brighton Council towards the project at 174 Brighton Road.
When the clinic opens mid-2024, people in the greater Brighton region will enjoy improved access to primary health care, reducing demand on local hospital emergency departments, which are severely overstretched.
The clinic aims to become an after-hours walk-in clinic in the future.
Quotes attributable to Minister Butler:
“It has never been harder for people to see a doctor and the Albanese Government is determined to change this. This new clinic will make a real difference on the ground.
Quotes attributable to Mr Mitchell:
“The signing of this contract shows I keep my promises. I promised that a Labor government would deliver this clinic and this is another important step in making it happen. I look forward to the doors opening next years so the people of Brighton can get more access to the quality healthcare they deserve.”