Super clinic set to take patients
THE highly anticipated Branyan GP Super Clinic will open its doors for the first time tomorrow after a long year of construction.
Bundaberg Health Promotions chairman Martin Strahan said despite a few setbacks due to rain, the centre was opening its doors on schedule.
"A psychology clinic will be held (tomorrow)," Dr Strahan said.
"Things are slowly starting to kick off."
Dr Strahan said the clinic would be the first, but certainly not the last.
"There will be a GP clinic in the next couple of weeks," he said.
"We've got another doctor coming in about eight weeks, so things will slowly start evolving."
Dr Strahan said the clinic had nine medical offices, one student office and five allied health offices.
"We've got most of the allied ones filling up and we plan to start with one or two in the medical offices, and slowly build up over the next two to three years," he said.
"We've got the general practice, psychology, occupational therapy, a dietician and physiotherapy.
"Over the next few weeks we will just be getting staff organised."
Dr Strahan said the centre had the capacity for about 25 staff when it was fully operational.
"We've got a little bit of work still to do with the landscaping, but the building is complete," he said.
"The rain delayed things a few weeks, but we're very happy with the builders and the work they have done."
Dr Strahan said a computer system would be commissioned and operational issues worked out over the next few weeks.
"We're hoping to have a formal opening around March," he said.