Health care centre opens in Wangaratta
A new $4.4 million primary health care centre opened last week in Wangaratta.
Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley said it would provide increased access to preventative health services for families in Victoria’s northeast.
The Integrated Primary Health Care Centre includes five GP consulting rooms and will employ more than 100 staff.
‘‘Increased access to primary health services like this, improves overall health outcomes and keeps people well and out of hospital,’’ Ms Ley said.
‘‘The multi-disciplinary centre will assist patients to prevent chronic disease through access to a dietician, diabetes education and preventive health care services.’’
The Wangaratta centre features consulting areas, three treatment rooms, a pathology collection service, 12 allied health clinic rooms, physiotherapy gym, and community meeting rooms.
Ms Ley said new integrated primary health services in Northern Victoria were helping to reduce diseases, such as diabetes, some cancers and cardiovascular conditions.