Wentworth Shire Council unanimously voted this morning to provide funding of up to $170,000 to establish a medical clinic in Wentworth in support of a proposal by the Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation (CHAC).
Council has long recognized the need for the provision of medical services within the local community, and has approached State and Federal government parties for financial assistance.
It is proposed the clinic will initially open for two (2) days per week with further clinical hours to increase based on patient demand.
Cr Melisa Hederics, Mayor of Wentworth Shire said that this is an outstanding outcome for the whole community. “The opening of the clinic will benefit everyone,” she said. ‘Council has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the best outcome, and we are very happy to see our hard work finally become a reality”.
“This is a win win situation for us all, and we know that community support will ensure the success of the clinic” said the Mayor.