Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips MP is pleased to announce that 53 local healthcare providers have taken a share of over $1.44 million through the Strengthening Medicare – General Practice (GP) Grants Program.
Grants have been officially awarded to 53 General Practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) within our region.
"I am incredibly happy to be able to deliver such a strong investment in our local medical services," Fiona said.
Fortifying GP practices was a crucial election commitment from the Albanese Labor Government.
Each of these grants ranged from $25,000 to $50,000, and will be used to help health organisations invest in their practices and staff.
“This funding will enable our local General Practices and ACCHOs to enhance their services, broaden patient access, and ultimately contribute to a healthier and more resilient community." Fiona said.
“We know that local primary health services are under significant strain – this $1.4 million investment supports them so that they can keep supporting our community,” Fiona said.
The Strengthening Medicare – General Practice Grants Program empowers healthcare providers to expand their capabilities, improve their infrastructure, and ultimately deliver better care to the community.
This successful implementation of the program is a significant step towards improving patient access to GPs, and to improving the quality of services provided by medical practices across our region.