Katanning welcome new medical centre

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Shire of Katanning old office
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Katanning will soon welcome a new community medical centre which will attract more doctors to the region.

A $505,000 Federal grant was announced today and Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said he welcomed the investment to his hometown.

The new centre will be located in the old Shire of Katanning office and will provide modern facilities for GPs and visiting specialists.

“My home town of Katanning has a critical shortage of doctors and desperately needs a new medical centre to attract and retain more medical professionals,” Mr Wilson said.

“Katanning families need to have access to whole-of-life medical services, and our seniors should be able to access the care they need close to home, in the communities they have lived in all their lives.

“People in regional areas should expect the same level of quality health care that is available in the city.

“Access to top-quality medical care helps keep towns like Katanning viable and vibrant places to live, so I’m thrilled to have helped deliver such a valuable asset for my home town.”

The building will comprise six consulting rooms as well as a reception and waiting area.

Construction will start later this year and is anticipated to be completed by mid-2020.

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