The walk in centre is dead! Long live the walk in centre!

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CHIEF Minister Katy Gallagher has declared the ACT’s first nurse-led walk-in centre a success, and announced it’s closing today.

63,000 Canberrans have visited the centre since it opened its doors in 2010.

The current walk-in centre on the Canberra Hospital campus will close at 10pm tonight ahead of two new centres opening in Tuggeranong and Belconnen over the coming week.

“Canberra’s first nurse-led walk-in centre has proved very successful and has been embraced as an another treatment option for minor injuries and illnesses by the Canberra community,” Katy said.

“I am pleased to see that two new centres, in Tuggeranong and Belconnen are ready to open their doors to the Canberra community as promised by the ACT Government at the last election.

The new Tuggeranong Walk-in Centre, located within the Tuggeranong Community Health Centre, will open 7:30am Thursday June 26.

On Tuesday 1 July 2014, the new Belconnen Walk-in Centre will open its doors at the Belconnen Community Health Centre.

The highest number of presentations to the Canberra Hospital Walk-in Centre came from Tuggeranong. Approximately 79% of clients resided in the southern regions of Canberra, whilst 21% of clients came from the northern half of Canberra.

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  1. I feel like this is another example of Canberrans in the more central suburbs getting screwed by a lack of services. Yes it doesn’t take as long to drive from one side of Canberra to other as it does in Sydney so comparatively services de-centralising is less of an issue, but it does seem to be a growing trend (buses another e.g.)

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