Geelong’s priority primary care centre on track
January 3, 2023 / 11:13 pm
The State Government has flagged Geelong’s Priority Primary Care Centre (PPCC) to support Geelong University Hospital is on track to open in early February
Ten PPCCs have already opened across the state, servicing more than 6,000 patients, saving a trip to an Emergency Department (ED) despite needing lower-level care.
The centres accept bookings and walk-ins with on site specialists including doctors and nurses available to treat mild infections, fractures and burns, in addition to diagnostic services like pathology and medical imaging.
Government data claims PPCCs help reduce pressure on nearby EDs by reducing wait times.
Daniel Andrews says the new PPCC for Geelong will do the same, helping fill the gaps in primary care
“Far too many Victorians can’t get in to see a GP at all, let alone one who bulk bills. It is a basic right that if you’re sick, you should be able get care at no cost – so we’re doing something about that.”
“Our primary care system is broken, and National Cabinet must make reforming the system its priority for 2023 – so every Australian has easy access to the affordable healthcare they deserve.”