A new General Practice medical clinic is now operating in Loch Sport.
The local community of Loch Sport has been advocating to have a clinic with a GP servicing their area and Central Gippsland Health (CGH) successfully negotiated the contract between Nicolson Medical Services, who will now be trading as Loch Sport Medical Centre and CGH.
Dr Iain Nicolson and team will be providing the service that will initially operate one day per week with the option to expand.
CGH Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Dykgraaf, said this was a significant step that demonstrated the power of partnerships between the community and CGH.
“Although providing GP services in Loch Sport is part of the CGH Strategic Plan, we couldn’t have negotiated for the services without the support of the local community,” he said.
“We are proud of this arrangement that is a milestone for healthcare rurally, improving access for people who would otherwise have to travel out of their community for quality care.”
The new clinic complements the other services currently bring provided from the site including the community nursing services, physiotherapy, podiatry and counselling with the support of Head to Health and Inglis Street Medical Centre.
Appointments for the clinic can be made through the Sale Medical Clinic via phone, or online at https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/loch-sport-VIC-3851/loch-sport-medical-centre/doctors