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New clinic opens

26 Oct 2014

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Private health care patients in Southbank have received a major boost, with the arrival of the new Medidock Health Centre.

Minister for Health David Davis officiated, along with a number of distinguished guests, at the clinic’s official unveiling on September 19, to help launch the service.

Mr Davis said the clinic would make a huge difference to Southbank.

“I think this is an area where there is enormous need, there’s massive growth in the population in this area and I know this clinic will be very successful here,” he said.

“Private health services play a key role in meeting the population growth at Southbank and this rapid growth has created the need for a new medical centre to provide timely and accessible patient-centred care.”

Mr Davis said the new centre would offer an innovative model of service that focused on prevention, offering holistic care with longer GP consultations.

“The centre is aiming to become a local health hub – ensuring that more locals can access quality health care, close to home.”

Led by clinic director Dr Sid Vohra – a general practitioner with extensive experience in the private sector, the centre has been established with a strong focus on community engagement.

Along with an experienced team of medical professionals, Dr Vohra said he looked forward to using his experience in primary care to make Medidock Health Centre a leading provider in Southbank.

“It will be a pleasure to serve the community. I think it’s an exciting time here,” he said. “Having a service like this is really rewarding work.”

“As the local community grows, our focus is going to be on preventative care, not the whole bulk-billing, get-the-people-out-in-five-minutes but rather work with them to make them and their families healthy.”

The centre offers all general practice services as well as on-site pathology, physiotherapy, dietetics, podiatry, exercise physiology and psychology.

Dr Vohra said the centre would also provide corporate health consultations and health checks for local businesses. The Medidock Health Centre is located at 216 City Rd opposite the Boyd Community Hub.

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