Jim McGinty

Jim McGinty

Attorney General; Minister for Health; Electoral Affairs

    New $4.5million health centre for Mandurah residents

    27/10/2005 12:00 AM

    Adults, children, new parents and seniors will have access to a wide range of health support services with the opening of the new Mandurah Community Health Centre.

    Health Minister Jim McGinty said the $4.5million purpose-built facility would specialise in child development, rehabilitation for seniors, mental health and health prevention services and would offer Mandurah residents the best in health care close to home.

    “This is a significant investment that will increase access to health care services for people living in Mandurah, which has one of the fastest growing populations in Australia,” Mr McGinty said.

    “The new centre will benefit a wide range of people including parents, who will be provided with a range of support services to help them in raising their children from birth, right up to school-leaving age.

    “Seniors who have just been discharged from hospital or who are suffering from ailments such as arthritis will be offered rehabilitation and support services to help them cope better with living at home.

    “There will also be a range of mental health services for both children and adults, and clinical psychologists will be on-hand to offer counselling for people with various conditions including depression, anxiety, post-natal depression, post-traumatic stress and behavioural problems.”

    Services offered at the centre will include:
    • Occupational Therapy;
    • Physiotherapy;
    • Counselling;
    • Speech Pathology;
    • Asthma Education;
    • Child Health Nursing, including immunisation services;
    • Continence Services;
    • Dietician;
    • Indigenous Health Services;
    • Podiatry;
    • School Health Nursing; and
    • Women’s Clinic.
    Mr McGinty said plans for stage two of the new centre had begun, which would include the construction of an Aboriginal Health Centre and the expansion of the current community health services.

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