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Health centre at Lakes Entrance, Victoria



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STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH, DR D.N. EVERINGHAM

HEALTH CENTRE AT LAKES ENTRANCE. VICTORIA

The Federal Government is to provide $111,OOO to

the Victorian Government for the establishment of a health

centre at Lakes Entrance, Victoria.

' The grant, announced today by the Minister for

Health, Dr D.N. Everingham, is the second to be recommended

to the Government by the Interim Committee of the National

Hospitals and Health Services Commission.

Dr Everingham said the decision to finance the

Lakes Entrance project followed a request from the Victorian

Minister for Health, Mr Scanlan. .

The $111,000 would provide a building which would

house the health centre and provide accommodation for the

sister-in-charge, and would also pay the salaries of full

or part-time public health nurses.

Dr Everingham said the centre would be administered

by a local committee which would include representatives of

Aboriginal people living in the Lakes Entrance area.

. He said this was in line with the Government's

wishes, that projects funded under the community health program

should involve local people wherever possible.

Dr Everingham said the Interim Committee of the

National Hospitals and Health Services Commission was currently

examining a number of submissions from State Governments and

other bodies, and it was hoped to announce more community

health program grants shortly.

CANBERRA, Sept. 6, 1973 Dept. No,62