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27 Nov 2023
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Staff recommend against Austin Butler reserve sale
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Representatives sought for Youth Parliament*
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Shopfronts recommended for funding support
The most cumbersome and unfriendly refund process
Outdoor exercise classes stop
IPART highlights need to budget for green infrastructure
Urgent care clinic opens
Volunteer director retires after 30-year tenure
Hospital opens new mental health ward
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SEUFC announces new head women's coach
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Urgent care clinic opens

The Peninsula's Medicare Urgent Care Clinic opened on Monday, November 20, at 297 West St, Umina.

Officially opening the clinic, Member for Robertson Dr Gordon Reid said: "I went to the election promising my community an urgent care clinic and today we are delivering on that promise.

"The Peninsula clinic is going to make a big difference to patients across the Central Coast.

"I know many families who have had to wait long hours at the Gosford Emergency Department for non-life-threatening issues.

"This clinic will ease pressure on local Emergency Departments and be much more convenient for our communities - closer to home, at short notice, and bulk-billed under Medicare."

He said the Peninsula Medicare Urgent Care Clinic would be open for extended hours, seven days a week, and offer "walk-in care".

"More than 45 per cent of presentations to the Gosford Hospital are for non-urgent or semi-urgent care," Dr Reid said.

The Peninsula clinic is the first on the Central Coast and joins 10 clinics that are operational across the State.

A clinic at Lake Haven is expected to open before the end of the year.

In a statement, Federal Health Minister Mr Mark Butler said: "This clinic will ease pressure on the Gosford Hospital, allowing them to concentrate on higher priority emergencies.

"Locals will be able to walk in, see a doctor or nurse and access imaging and pathology services."

Pictured are Dr Gordon Reid, Dr Raymond Fam, Public Health Network chief executive Mr Richard Nankervis, Ms Fiona Wilkinson, and Local Health District chief executive Mr Scott McLachlan at the opening.

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