Justine Elliot and Tanya Plibersek with patient Jim Laws and Dr Jenny Sodden.
Justine Elliot and Tanya Plibersek with patient Jim Laws and Dr Jenny Sodden. Blainey Woodham

Superclinic is packed to the rafters with health services

IT'S eye-catching, modern, and most importantly, packed to the rafters with a variety of essential health services.

Tweed Heads GP Superclinic at Corporation Circuit was officially opened today by Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek and Richmond MP Justine Elliot, with dozens of well-wishers attending the opening.

The opening offered a behind-the-scenes look at the medical services offered in-house, from dentists, to psychologists and a variety of other crucial health services.

Tweed resident and Superclinic patient Jim Laws was receiving treatment on a leg injury during the clinic's official opening and said he had received top-notch treatment by the clinic's staff.

"This is a wonderful concept and of course Dr Sodden and Justine Elliot are responsible for it," he said.

"I've been very well looked after, no complaints whatsoever.

I think it's a fantastic local resource to have all of these GP services and allied health services all in one spot and I'd really like to congratulate all the doctors involved, it's a great effort for our community and it's all about providing better health care for locals.

"Put this facility with John Flynn Hospital and we're very well looked after."

Mrs Elliot said the Superclinic represented $7 million well spent.

"I made the commitment prior to the last election to deliver the $7 million," she said.

"So proud and pleased to be here today to be opening the clinic.

"I think it's a fantastic local resource to have all of these GP services and allied health services all in one spot and I'd really like to congratulate all the doctors involved, it's a great effort for our community and it's all about providing better health care for locals."

Mrs Elliot said it was rewarding to hear Mr Laws' story and see firsthand the difference the Superclinic could make.

"It's something I think we can all be proud of," she said.

Ms Plibersek also sung the Superclinic's praises.

"The clinic brings together GPs, nurses, visiting medical specialists, allied health professionals and other healthcare services in a single location to work as a team providing patients with the best possible care," she said.

"Local patients will have better access to important allied health services including dietetics, exercise physiology, psychology, physiotherapy, speech therapy and dentistry all from one convenient location."

Ms Plibersek also mentioned the Superclinic would offer placements to health students.



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