Patients can expect to see big changes at three clinics in Mt Druitt and Rooty Hill, thanks to them successfully receiving one of the Gillard Government’s primary care infrastructure grants.
Mt Druitt Medical & Dental Centre will receive $45,000, Mt Druitt Medical Centre will receive $150,000 and Rooty Hill Medical & Dental Centre will receive over $250,000.
“We want to make it easier for Australians to see a doctor when they need to,” Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon explained.
“These grants will help local doctors to expand the services they offer to their communities.”
Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic said the grants are being used to refurbish or extend treatment and training rooms around the country.
“Many grants will be used to provide patients with access to new health professionals such as diabetes educators, mental health workers and physiotherapists.
“This is great news for Mt Druitt and Rooty Hill as it will mean patients will soon be able to access a wider range of services at these clinics,” said Mr Husic.
The second round of Primary Care Infrastructure Grants is expected to be advertised in March 2011.