$1.6m for new health facility

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner visited Jindabyne this week to announce the establishment of a $1.6 million one-stop health care service.

On Tuesday, Ms Skinner was joined by Member for Monaro John Barilaro, where they declared a new HealthOne facility will sit alongside the new GP Super Clinic.

HealthOne facilities aim to combine the major arms of local health services into the one 'super' health care centre.

Ms Skinner said HealthOne is a model of care aiming to create a stronger and more efficient primary health care system.

"It's wonderful to be able to visit Jindabyne to make this announcement which will see the establishment of a comprehensive one-stop-shop for health services in this community," Ms Skinner said.

"These facilities are the way of the future; I want to see seamless care provided to patients across the primary care, community and hospital settings."

General practitioners, community health services and other specialised health care providers will work together under the same roof.

Plans are underway to explore shared facilities such as reception areas, conference rooms and staff rooms.

John Barilaro welcomed the Minister's visit to Jindabyne and said this new facility will change the way patients access health care in the community.

"The establishment of this one-stop-shop for multi-disciplinary integrated health care services is a partnership between all levels of government," Mr Barilaro said.

Work on the HealthOne centre, which effectively streamlines local medical services, will begin in the coming months.

Ms Skinner believes combining the new facility with the GP Super Clinic will provide Jindabyne residents with a greater level of health care.

"Co-locating the HealthOne facility with the GP Super Clinic will consolidate health services at one site for the people of Jindabyne," Ms Skinner said.

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