Healthy injection for Jandowae practice
JANDOWAE residents will soon have better access to health services after Western Downs regional council approved a development application to build a new medical centre on High Street.
The new facility will be able to cater for up to three doctors, and will have a number of consulting rooms, a reception and waiting area, on-site parking and a dedicated ambulance parking bay.
Jandowae’s only GP Dr Luke Dwyer said his practice, Wambo Medical Practice, put in the application to build a new centre because the current location was ageing and renovation options were limited.
He said the process was kick-started after receiving a Federal Government grant of $300,000.
Dr Dwyer said the new centre would cater for more patients.
“So that we can train some more doctors in Jandowae and get them to fall in love with rural medicine and stay. That would be our dream,” he said.
“We also want to get medical students to come, and again, just to experience rural medicine and experience everything that it has to offer.”
IN PLANNING: Concept designs for the proposed Jandowae Medical Centre, to be located at 50-52 High Street.