Grant to boost medical training in Woolgoolga and Macksville
IMPROVED medical facilities and additional doctor training places will soon be available in practices in Woolgoolga and Macksville.
A grant of $190,914 was awarded to the Beach Street Family Practice in Woolgoolga and delivered on Friday by The Nationals Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker.
"The grant for Beach Street Family Practice is to not only expand facilities and the level of service provided but also to provide additional medical student training opportunities in Woolgoolga," Mr Hartsuyker said.
"The funding will allow the practice to add four consulting rooms and two training - education rooms as well as the creation of additional positions for registrars and the capacity to train five medical students.
"Dr John Kramer has over many years provided opportunities for medical students to participate in the practice and it is not unusual for patients to have a medical student sitting in on a consultation and being a part of discussions on their medical concerns.
"The new funding will allow Dr Kramer to provide additional training places and move forward with new and improved facilities."
The Star Street Medical Centre in Macksville was also approved for a grant of $100,605 to support the construction of new consulting rooms and amenities for six medical students and two registrars.