One access point for health

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A NEW online tool launched today will provide one access point to all healthcare service information for the Canberra region.

The information will be provided through the ACT Health website, and will include a single listing for health services including mental health, aged care, allied health, GPs, pharmacies, women’s and children’s health, pathology, public hospitals and cancer
services.

According to Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, more than 100,000 unique users accessed the ACT Health website last month for health services.

“[The health services directory] is a significant development that addresses recommendations made in four reports including the GP Taskforce, the Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Access into Primary Health Care, and the 2009 and 2010 GP Interaction Survey reports,” she said.

“These reports recommended improving access points for health services, including GPs, Allied Health professionals and pharmacists, improving awareness of services, and consolidating information sources into the Health Directorate website.”

The health service directory can be found at www.health.act.gov.au

 

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