$140,000 grant helped surgery build expansion

Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, with staff of the Murray Bridge Day Night surgery and Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick (back), cut the ribbon for the new expansion. Photo: Emma Zirkel.
Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, with staff of the Murray Bridge Day Night surgery and Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick (back), cut the ribbon for the new expansion. Photo: Emma Zirkel.

Members of the Murray Bridge medical community recently celebrated the opening of an expansion of the Day Night Surgery, made possible with funding through the Federal Government’s Rural General Practice Grants (RGPG) program.

Member for Barer Tony Pasin officially opened extensions which were partly funded through a contribution of $140,000 from the Coalition Government.

“Better facilities allow more doctors, nurses and other health workers to get hands-on training in general practices in regional areas like Murray Bridge. It also offers incentives for more trained staff and doctors to come and live here permanently,” said Mr Pasin

The surgery was among the 67 practices offered grants across the nation, successful practices then matched the amount of the grant to undertake their projects.

“The Government supports a strong primary care workforce that can meet our future healthcare needs.

“Improving access to doctors and other health professionals in rural and regional Australia is a priority for our long term national health plan,” Mr Pasin said.