The availability of health services is one of the most important factors in the development of a community. Whether you have chronic illnesses or simply the flu, the proximity of hospitals and medical centres is integral to the overall safety and well-being of the local populace.
With over 26,000 services provided over 12 months, the new Gungahlin community health centre is proving its worth in this regard, says the assistant minister for health Meegan Fitzharris.
"The Gungahlin Community Health Centre has provided a real boost to the health services available in Canberra's fastest growing region," she explained.
"I know local residents will continue to take advantage of the services available to them."
Having opened in 2012, the health centre has grown to provide a wide range of services, with everything from physiotherapy to alcohol and drug services offered to those in need. However, this is only the beginning, says Ms Fitzharris.
"The first years of the health centre have proven successful and I look forward to working with the community to find ways to improve the services offered through the community health network," she described.
It isn't just residents with Gungahlin real estate that benefit from the excellence of the community health centre. As more services are provided at a local level, the strain is removed from major hospitals, of which there are only three in ACT. Due to the continued presence of local doctors and specialists, ACT has been able to keep up with population growth across the territory without having to construct large and costly new hospitals.
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