Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day
Approval For Midland Super GP Clinic
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day today announced approval of a new Super GP Clinic for Midland, expected to be operational by early 2011.
“The clinic will provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for services that include general practice care; chronic disease management; allied health; diagnostic services and community-based specialist services, with the aim of reducing the need for hospital visits.” Mr. Day said.
“It will provide the Midland community with increased access to after-hours care and will have a strong focus on preventive health care and health promotion.”
The clinic, one of three designated for Metropolitan Perth, will be located within one of the heritage-listed railway workshop buildings on the former Midland railway workshops site.
“While the new building will be a state-of-the art facility, it has been cleverly designed to sleeve into the eastern end of the former railway workshop, known historically as Block One.” Mr. Day said.
“I am very pleased that these magnificent buildings can be adapted and re-used while their heritage is retained and protected.”
The Minister said the location of the clinic would bring significant benefits to the region.
“This is a great outcome for communities throughout the Eastern corridor of Perth, the Wheatbelt and Goldfields, who use Midland as their primary service centre.” Mr. Day said.
“As well as offering an exceptional service, the clinic will also generate employment opportunities, with an extensive team of doctors, specialists and allied health professionals expected to be employed within the clinic.
“The delivery of the Super GP Clinics, in addition to the Liberal-National Government’s $84 Million Friend in Need Emergency (FINE) Scheme which will help provide in-home care to up to 500 elderly and chronically ill people, will help our hospitals and health services to meet the challenge of an ageing population and the increasing demand for health care.”
The Midland Super GP Clinic will be owned and operated by Health Integra, which has more than 10 years experience developing major general practice services.