Chief Minister Gallagher has let it be known that she’s got a million dollars to give to Canberra’s neediest, the doctors.
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher MLA today announced an additional $1,003,387 (incl GST) in funding for 33 new projects to help Canberra doctors boost their services and update skills.
The funding is taken from the latest round of the Health Directorate’s GP Development Fund and includes funding to help older Canberrans access GP services, help patients with alcohol and drug issues and tackle chronic diseases, such as diabetes
“This funding improves the quality of GP services available to Canberrans, targets help to vulnerable members of our community and makes our city more attractive to GPs,” the Chief Minister said.
“We are putting more nurses, more beds and better facilities into our health system, but I recognise the family doctor is an important part of the mix. GP funding is a Commonwealth matter, but nonetheless the ACT Government has initiatives such as this to support GPs.”