Tweed Shire Council has given development approval for a new GP Super Clinic to service people living in Tweed Heads South.
The GP Super Clinic, located on Corporation Circuit close to the Tweed Heads South retail and shopping outlets, is expected to include multidisciplinary teams comprising general practitioners, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, diabetes educators and dieticians.
Richmond MP Justine Elliot welcomed the approval to proceed with the $7 million clinic.
‘The Tweed Heads GP Super Clinic is a key element in the Australian government’s campaign to build a better primary health care system, and make it easier for Australians to get the health care they need, wherever they live,’ she said.
‘The services at the new GP Super Clinic will complement those currently provided by North Coast Area Health Service, North Coast NSW Medicare Local and other local health care providers.’
The plan for the GP Super Clinic includes consulting rooms and training facilities to allow high quality education and training opportunities for medical students, and other health professionals.
The clinic will offer a combination of private and bulk billing, with doctors encouraged to bulk bill children under 16 years, patients over 65 years, and health care card holders.