NEW PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE FOR CUNNAMULLA
CUNNAMULLA’S new primary health care centre has opened.
Under an agreement between the Aboriginal corporation for health, and the two regional hospital services, all three organisations will share doctors.
They will do this through the newly-established Cunnamulla primary health care centre, which organisers say will provide seamless medical and general practice services across the south west area.
This new medical model will also be supported during the transition period by the Queensland country practice, who will help to integrate the medical service and improve access to general practice services and co-ordinated chronic disease management in Cunnamulla.
Aboriginal corporation for health CEO Kerry Crumblin said she was motivated by watching the health of community members deteriorate.
“I am tired of watching our old people get sick and not get better, of watching our young people get sick when they should be fit and healthy,” she said.
“I am driven to improve health outcomes in our town and I would like to ask everybody to make our doctors feel welcome”.
South west HHS board chair Lindsay Godfrey said the health service was dedicated first and foremost to patients.
He argued that the agreement was designed specifically to improve health outcomes for the Cunnamulla community.
“A lot of the health problems in Cunnamulla are preventable and this agreement is about improving primary health care and addressing complex health issues’’ he said.