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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Page: 8263


(Question No. 381)

Dr Southcott asked the Minister for Health and Ageing, in writing, on 24 May 2011:

In respect of the GP Super Clinics program and clinics offering early services, (a) which clinics have offered early services since November 2007 and over what timeframe have early services been offered, and (b) how many total presentations have been made to (i) GPs, and (ii) allied health practitioners, at GP Super Clinics which are offering early services.

Ms Roxon: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) The following clinics are offering/have offered early services since November 2007:


Early Services Commenced

Bendigo (VIC)


Blue Mountains (NSW)


Cairns (QLD)


Devonport (TAS)

30/4/10 (Operational 22/7/10)

Gladstone (QLD)


Modbury (SA)


Noarlunga (SA)


North Central Coast (NSW)


Palmerston (NT)

15/12/08 (Operational 4/10/10)

Riverina (NSW)


Southern Lake Macquarie (NSW)

3/8/09 (Operational 15/12/10)

Townsville (QLD)


Wodonga (QLD)



(b) As at 31 May 2011, the sites that were providing early services and were not yet operational had provided approximately 360,000 presentations. Of these, approximately 207,000 were GP services and approximately 153,000 were nursing and allied health services.

In addition, as at the end of May 2011, the 11 operational GP Super Clinics reported approximately 428,000 presentations, including early services, if any, at those sites. Of these presentations, approximately 318,000 were GP services and approximately 110,000 were nursing and allied health services.

Noting that a number of sites providing early services became operational part way through a reporting period, it is estimated that approximately 57,000 of the 428,000 presentations were early services provided prior to clinics becoming operational. These are estimated to include approximately 47,000 GP services and approximately 10,000 nursing and allied health services.