From today, people living in southern Perth have a new, easier way to get urgent medical help for non-life-threatening injuries.
A new urgent care centre in Cannington, Western Australia will ease pressure on Perth’s hospital emergency departments and give locals better access to high quality health services when and where they need it.
The St John Urgent Care Centre Cannington opened its doors today to provide urgent health care to non-emergency patients.
From 8am to 10pm, the centre will welcome walk-in patients with injuries and illnesses that are not life threatening.
Highly trained doctors and nurses will treat possible sprains or broken bones, minor eye and ear problems, minor burns or scalds, insect and animal bites, sports injuries or cuts that need stitches or glue.
The Australian Government provided $28 million to St John Ambulance WA in the 2019–20 Budget to deliver four new urgent care centres in the state.
The Australian Government funding will help to evaluate how effective the urgent care centre model is in providing high quality care and reducing pressure on emergency departments.
The St John Urgent Care Centre in Cannington is located at 1472 Albany Highway, Beckenham, WA.
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