During the 2007 Federal election campaign, the Australian Labor Party announced a commitment to the role out of a GP Super Clinics initiative, as part of the broader National Health and Hospitals Reform Plan.
This investment by the ALP aims to provide infrastructure funding to establish new facilities and sites of excellence of primary care service delivery within local communities.
The range of services will be tailored to the needs of the local community to ensure greater access to health professionals such as:
- general practitioners;
- health care specialists; and
- allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists and dietitians.
A number of sites were identified across Australia as locations for these GP Super Clinics and nine sites were announced for Queensland. These sites are as follows:
- Brisbane Southside
- Mt Isa
Currently, the Queensland divisions of general practice are working locally to explore the ways in which to respond to the initiative. A number of local consultations for the program have taken place in Queensland since August 2008 and will continue throughout 2009. These consultations provide opportunities for interested health professionals and consumers to gain further information and give feedback on the GP Super Clinic proposed for their community.
- Click here to access the National Program Guide
- Click here to access a GP Super Clinics Fact Sheet
- Click here to access a GP Super Clinics Addendum FAQs
- Click here to access a GP Super Clinics - Hub and Spoke Service Delivery Models Q&A
To access the GP Super Clinics Resources (Members Only) please click here.
To access the Labor Party’s election commitment policy document please click here.
Libby Dunstan, Team Leader - Programs firstname.lastname@example.org