Katy Gallagher has announced she’s launched “Australia’s first public nurse-led Walk-in Centre”.
It’s right next to Emergency at Canberra Hospital and will provide free treatment for minor maladies.
The Centre will be staffed by specialised nursing staff and provide Canberrans with a new health service option.
Nurses will provide advice, assessment and treatment for conditions such as cuts and bruises, minor infections, strains, sprains, skin complaints, and coughs and colds. If necessary, people will be redirected to more appropriate services, such as their GP or the emergency department.
“The nurses who work in the Walk-in Centre have all completed additional training, and the care they provide is guided by established protocols that have been endorsed by the relevant clinical oversight bodies,” Ms Gallagher said.
Sounds great in theory…
We’d love to hear from anyone using it as to the practice.