TENTERFIELD’S NEW PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS DOORS
Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today said Tenterfield’s GP clinics now have a new home, with the recently refurbished Naas Street Primary Health Care Clinic officially opened.
Work on the clinic started in October last year and wrapped up on schedule in May.
Attending the opening today, Mr George inspected the new facility, which includes four GP consultation rooms, a treatment room and a practice nurse room.
The clinic also boasts Telehealth facilities, enabling patients to connect to specialists in larger facilities, reducing the need to travel. It’s hoped the new facility will also attract visiting specialists to the region.
Mr George said it was a privilege to open such a wonderful facility.
“The clinic is a bright, open space and I am sure the Tenterfield community will feel very welcome here,” Mr George said.
“The $400,000 refurbishment of the old community health building was funded by the NSW Government’s Rural Health Service Capital Investment Program.”
The GP clinics started operating from a facility near the Tenterfield Hospital’s Emergency Department in 2009, but have since outgrown the space.
“Three doctors currently provide GP services out of the clinic,” Mr George said.
“With the opening of the new facility there’s room for expansion, should there be the demand for it.”
The clinic will be expanding its operating hours from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Anyone who requires urgent attention outside of these hours should visit the Tenterfield Hospital Emergency Department.