Health services in the Upper Mountains received a welcome boost with the official opening last week of Blackheath Family Medical Centre.
Labor Senator for NSW Doug Cameron and Blue Mountains Mayor Daniel Myles officially opened the new facility operated by Balance! Healthcare as a Blue Mountains GP Super Clinic.
Senator Cameron was accompanied by Labor spokesperson for Macquarie Susan Templeman and Labor Ward 1 candidate for the council election Don McGregor, while Clr Myles was joined at the launch by Liberal Ward 2 Clr Chris Van der Kley.
“The Blue Mountains GP Super Clinic is a hub-and-spoke model and has received $5 million from the Australian Government,” Senator Cameron said.
“The GP Super Clinic brings together general practitioners, nurses, medical specialists, allied health professionals and other health providers to deliver better health care tailored to the needs and priorities of the community.”
He congratulated Balance! Healthcare director Kate Gunn and all involved in delivering the $450,000 project.
The hub of the GP Super Clinic is Balance! Springwood Family Practice, at 16 Ferguson Road, Springwood (which is now open every day).
Blackheath Family Medical Centre, located in a new two-storey building with an elevator and disabled access ramps at 108 Wentworth Street in Blackheath is open six days per week.
The services provided at Blackheath include GP, nurses, osteopathy, pathology, psychology, audiology, psychotherapist, dietician, sleep services and a clinical pharmacist.
The medical and administrative staff welcomed the centre’s first customers on Tuesday, June 12.
To contact Blackheath Family Medical Centre, phone 4787-8225.