A Goonellabah clinic that only just last month won the contract to provide ‘super-clinic’ services to the Lismore region has already closed its books and is not taking on new patients.
The clinic, which is run by Meridian, a Brisbane-based company, won the tender over one submitted by local GPs.
But a local resident Jenny Cawless told ABC radio this morning that when she took her visiting grandson to the centre they told her she could not be seen because they were not taking on any new patients.
‘I only wanted him to be seen,’ she said. ‘He wasn’t going to become a full-time patient.’