Improved medical facilities for Wynyard


Residents in the Wynyard region will soon benefit from improved facilities at the Wynyard Medical Centre.


Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry announced today that the practice would receive a $300,000 matching grant under the Federal Government’s Rural General Practice Grants programme.


“This funding will enable the Wynyard Medical Centre to upgrade and improve its facilities, which will allow more doctors, nurses and other health workers to get hands-on training,” Senator Parry said.


“Wynyard Medical Centre is one of 67 practices nationally to receive funding under the grants programme, which requires practices to match the amount of funding allocated for their projects.  Improving access to doctors and other health professionals in regional areas is a priority for our long-term national health plan.”


The planned project for Wynyard Medical Centre includes:

• More consulting rooms to support GPs, nurses and specialists;

• A larger meeting area for community activities such as educational sessions and health support groups;

• A video and teleconferencing room to support long-distance patients; and

• A dedicated area for workplace medical programmes.

It’s envisaged the redevelopment will also help attract more specialist clinicians to join the current team.


Wynyard Medical Practice Principal, Dr Roland Ark, said the practice is privileged to receive the funding. “It will improve our practice's facilities to be able to provide not only better services and health promotion to our local community but also better teaching and training to our young medical students and doctors as well as nursing students,” Dr Ark said.

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