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$3 million health care centre opens its doors

A TEAM of local medical and health professionals has invested $3 million in creating a new centrally-located integrated primary health care centre in the hopes of playing a role in reducing the burden on the out-patient public health system in southern Tasmania.

‘Your Hobart Health’, located on Bathurst Street, is 400 metres from the accident and emergency department of the Royal Hobart Hospital, and has tailored its service delivery to assist.

“We are hoping to play a role in providing a new professional day and after-hours service in the CBD,” Your Hobart Health director Dr Mark Baldock said.

“We’re an option for patients that are unable to access after-hours GP health care services for acute medical presentation.”

The centre features extensive daily opening hours for the GP clinic, a walk-in, no appointments after-hours service operating until 9pm daily, and a pharmacy open until midnight every day of the year.

Other features include:

  • On-site pathology collection and diagnostics.
  • Twelve consulting rooms and a treatment room.
  • Skin cancer clinic – diagnostics and treatment.
  • Allied health services – psychologist (and others to join).

Dr Baldock said the centre was a significant financial and physical commitment by a small independent group of committed local health professionals wanting to make a difference in terms of service delivery in the CBD and greater Hobart area.

“It really is a one-stop health care centre with a focus on after-hours’ service,” he said.

“We look forward to opportunities that may develop due to our proximity to two major hospitals and surrounding businesses.”

For more information, visit www.yourhobarthealth.com.au.

Caption: Minister for Health Michael Ferguson officially launches the new Your Hobart Health.

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