St John cen­tre opens

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

THE ur­gent care cen­tre at the Cock­burn Gate­way shop­ping cen­tre precinct will ac­cept its first pa­tients on Saturday.

The cen­tre, run by St John Am­bu­lance WA, will help pa­tients with non-life-threat­en­ing con­di­tions in­clud­ing sprains or pos­si­ble breaks, cuts, flu and cold symp­toms and sports in­juries. The new ser­vice should re­duce the demand on emer­gency de­part­ments.

The cen­tre will be open from 8am to 10pm, and will be staffed by a doc­tor, nurse and paramedics.

St John health ser­vice di­rec­tor Phil Ho­man said the ser­vice would ac­cept walk-in pa­tients.

This will be ex­tended to am­bu­lance ar­rivals in the fu­ture.

A Joon­dalup branch will also open on Saturday.

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