Tweed's $7 million super clinic is open for business
TWEED'S new super clinic opened its doors for the first time this morning.
The total care concept provides services from GPs, nurses, and allied health professionals.
One of the first patients, Bonnie Williamson, said she was thrilled that she could get all her medical needs under one roof.
"It's so good not to have to run around from one place to another,' she said.
"I'm also looking forward to the cafe opening.
"It's nice to be able to have a cuppa while you are waiting."
With Wi-Fi on hand as well, waiting for the doctor has taken on a whole new different slant.
Dr Diane Blanckensee said she and the clinic staff were "very proud" of the clinic.
Staff had input on the decor designed by interior designer Melissa Reid, who has taken the moods of the Tweed into account.
Areas are themed in blue for the ocean, green for the forest and red for the sunset over Mount Warning.
"The colour coding also helps older patients with memory loss," Dr Blanckensee said.
Richmond MP Justine Elliot said locals asked for better health services before the last election.
"I'm proud to deliver this outstanding medical service for them," she said.
The official opening ceremony of the GP Clinic will occur in early July.
At the Superclinic patients can access comprehensive GP care in addition to allied health services such as physiotherapy, psychology, podiatry, speech pathology and dietetics.
The Superclinic site is also home to Tweed Holistic Dental, Healthscope Pathology and Quik Fix cafe.
Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic is located at 33-35 Corporation Circuit, South Tweed.
Tel: 5589 7555