Weddin’s new Medical Centre and Health Hub

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The proposed exterior for Grenfell’s new Medical Centre in Burrangong Street.

The Weddin Shire Council is working towards the development of a new Medical Centre and Health Hub building designed to service some 4200 people in the Weddin Shire and surrounds and to encourage the ongoing attraction and retention of doctors and allied professionals to the region.

“We are committed to ensuring the Weddin community has access to the health services and professionals it needs into the future,” said Weddin Shire General Manager Glenn Carroll. “The construction of this new Medical Centre will assist us to attract and retain health professionals in this wonderful community.”

The Health Hub will also facilitate an eHealth delivery model as an innovative response to rural communities having limited access to diagnostic and ancillary health services.

In order to meet the future needs of Weddin, make better use of the existing health workforce and attract and retain a full complement of medical professionals an integrated model of care is desirable. The project key elements are;

  • A “walk-in, walk out” general practice component
  • Special focus on staff professional training that will continue to attract and retain GPs, dentists and para-medical staff.
  • Capacity for GP eHealth consultation is envisaged and is subject to a ‘charge’ review under the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS).
  • an additional consulting room space for the practice nurse designed to facilitate the role of a medical receptionist with an expanded health support role.

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