THE new $21 million Glenorchy Health Centre is set to throw open its doors, acting as a key piece of social and health infrastructure for the southern region.
The centre will provide services including physiotherapy, oral health, occupational therapy, renal self-dialysis, pathology, child health and parenting services, podiatry, youth health and social work.
It will also cater for a mix of visiting services and will feature a bookable community space.
Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said the Glenorchy Health Centre would not only service Glenorchy but the broader region including Brighton, Derwent Valley, Southern Midlands and the Central Highland communities.
“For many years, the health centre has been talked about and the Hodgman Government has listened and delivered,” he said.
“The Glenorchy Health Centre, along with the Clarence Integrated Care Centre and the future planned Kingston Health Centre, will allow the delivery of more health services in the community.
“The Government has provided record funding in health and we are getting on with delivering a health system Tasmanians deserve.”
After spending some time lobbying for the health centre, Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer said she was “thrilled” the Liberal Government had funded the $21 million for this “important new facility” in the heart of her electorate.
“We have worked hard to get the budget back on track so we can afford to invest in essential services such as health,” she said.
“I am also pleased there will be significant positive benefits for many residents, which will go a long way to achieving improved health outcomes for so many people in our local community.”
Caption: Guests, politicians, health organisation representatives and building industry participants at the soon to be opened Glenorchy Health Centre.