Brighton welcomes funding for primary health care centre

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the announcement of funding for the development of a new primary health care centre in Brighton.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the announcement followed extensive representations by the Council, as well as strong support from Federal Lyons MP Dick Adams.

Cr Foster said the centre, to be developed on a site secured by Council on the Midland Highway at Brighton, would supplement the recently re-established GP service and provide integrated, team-based health care for Brighton, Bridgewater and the surrounding community.

“The plans developed provide the centre with seven medical consulting suites for GPs and allied health specialists, rooms for physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, diabetes education and a pathology collection service.  The centre will also deliver chronic disease management and provide under-graduate and post-graduate medical training.

“Brighton is the fastest growing community in Tasmania and our 17,000 residents have a diversity of medical needs. The centre will help us to cater for those needs.

“The funding decision is welcomed by Council and the Brighton community. The Commonwealth Government and Dick Adams MP are to be commended for this decision,” Cr Foster said.