Frontline health services in Stanmore will be expanded, with a local clinic receiving a $150,000 funding boost from the Gillard Labor Government.
The grant to the Stanmore Medical Practice will make it easier for patients to see their doctor close to home.
It’s among hundreds of Primary Care Infrastructure Grants nationwide including 78 in NSW.
These grants will enable clinics to make vital improvements such as increasing the number of GP consulting rooms, expanding nurse treatment bays, providing training to the next generation of GPs and adding extra parking spaces.
There are also 310 new training places in NSW this year – that’s a 52% increase since 2007.
We want patients to receive the right care at the right time.
Making sure families can access the healthcare they need close to home is a key part of the Gillard Government’s Health Reforms and these grants are making this happen.
It’s disappointing that the Liberal Party opposed these grants at the 2010 election.
While we all know health cuts are in the Liberal Party DNA, Tony Abbott’s opposition to these improvements to local health services is beyond belief.