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    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Anthony Lynham

    Doors swing open at new Dysart medical centre

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Anthony Lynham

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    Doors swing open at new Dysart medical centre

    The people of Dysart now have better access to health services with a new medical centre thanks to a $780,000 Queensland Government grant.

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said the new medical centre, also part-funded by Isaac Regional Council, would allow the local community to access a higher level of health care.

    “The facility I opened today includes three consulting rooms and two treatment rooms which will allow for the improved delivery of modern day medical services,” Dr Lynham said.

    “As a former medical professional I know the struggles people in regional and rural areas have in accessing health facilities.”

    Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said that the new medical centre would host a variety of services previously unavailable in Dysart.

    “The new medical centre is home to two GPs, two part-time practice nurses and various allied health specialists such as optometrists, dentists and chiropractors who will service the region on a visiting basis,” he said.

    “This facility will deliver long term benefits to the Dysart community and is a critical investment in the region’s future.”

    Member for Mirani Mr Jim Pearce said that people in Dysart would benefit from having the added health service.

    “It’s great to see improved health services for the people living in my first QLD hometown,” Mr Pearce said.

    “The new medical centre gives families of the Dysart district access to the health services they need quickly without having to travel to the nearest city.”

    Mr Pearce also extended his thanks to Dr Sunday who he said “advocated tirelessly for this wonderful facility.”

    Dr Lynham said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to growing and investing in services in regional areas.

    “Our $200 million Building our Regions program will create jobs and support economic development in regional communities,” Dr Lynham said.

    “The primary purpose of the program is to provide funding for critical infrastructure like the Dysart medical centre in regional areas of the state.”

    For more information visit statedevelopment.qld.gov.au and search for Building our Regions.

    [ENDS]                       22 October 2015

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