- Progression of the Peel Youth Medical Services Health Hub meets election commitment
- Total financial contribution of $5 million over three financial years
- Hub will provide integrated health care for young people in the Peel region
The McGowan Government has committed to provide grant funding of $5 million for an integrated health hub for at-risk youth in the Peel region, fulfilling another election commitment.
The new Peel Youth Medical Services Health Hub will provide mental health, homelessness, sexual health, counselling, and domestic violence assistance services to young people.
The facility will provide care for young people experiencing depression, anxiety or other health issues.
A grant agreement has been put in place with GP Down South, the preferred proponent, on June 30, 2017.
The funds will be used to progress preliminary designs, site works and construction.
The Commonwealth Government and other stakeholders have also provided funding for this project.
The facility is expected to be operational by January 2019.
Comments attributed to Health and Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:
"As a Government, we recognise there is a significant need to improve the health and wellbeing of our future generations, especially at-risk youth.
"Adequate provision of these services is a key priority for the McGowan Government, and we have identified a shortfall in the availability of these services to youth in the Peel region.
"Since coming to Government we have worked quickly and proactively to rectify this situation.
"This facility will provide much-needed support services to the area and I look forward to the support and health benefits it will bring to our most at-risk youth."
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