CA supports GP super clinic for Emerald

Thursday, 22nd December 2011 // Breaking News // Comments (0)

Cotton Australia has a long history in supporting the health and welfare of cotton communities. Now Cotton Australia is proud to lend our support to the growing campaign for the establishment of a GP Super Clinic in Emerald to be run by the Central Highlands Health Group.

Living in remote and rural locations brings many challenges and many rewards, and for cotton growers the joy of working and raising our families in the bush is often tempered by concern over access to the quality medical services which many urban people take for granted.

The proposed GP Super Clinic run by the community led Central Highlands Health Group will bridge this gap for the local Emerald area by providing more GP consultations, more services and programs run by nurses and allied health professionals and bringing in Specialists that currently don't exist in Emerald.

The GP Super Clinic in Emerald will also play a major role in training the next generation of rural health professionals.  This will be a significant advantage in attracting and retaining staff in rural areas, by allowing staff to be trained in the regional areas where they will be working.

Cotton Australia has now backed this important project, writing a letter supporting and endorsing the campaign to secure a GP Super clinic in Emerald.