Katy Gallagher has announced that her feedback report into nurse operated walk-in health centres has encouraged her to progress the idea.
- “I am very exited about the potential of the walk-in centres to provide additional health services for a discrete group of patients and to assist our GP and emergency department workforce,” she said.
The first walk-in centre will be established on The Canberra Hospital site, with the exact model still to be determined.
“We will then look at rolling out of a further two centres to come on line within the next three to four years,” she said.
“It’s important to note that the walk-in centre model is not a replacement for GPs or emergency department care, but would provide another type of care for people with one-off, non-serious health concerns,” Ms Gallagher said.