More specialist doctor training for Calwell

Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon and the Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou recently announced four new specialist doctors will be assigned to the electorate. Ms Vamvakinou said the extra investment of four specialist doctors in Craigieburn and Broadmeadows was a windfall for the local community.





“It will be easier for the community to see a specialist doctor closer to home and will benefit form more paediatric and psychiatry services.”


The specialist doctors will be working at:o Dianella Community Health, Broadmeadows and centre for CCH, Royal children’s hospital (2 doctors).
o Craigieburn Health Service
o Royal Children’s Hospital Integrated MH program/Broadmeadows Community Health Centre.

Minister Roxon said 518 trainee doctors are being supported Australia wide to undertake specialist medical training, an increase of nearly 44% on 2010 and an unprecedented investment in the Specialist Training Program (STP) by the Gillard Government.

“We are making record investments in the local health workforce and this crucial funding will boost the number of specialist training places in our community” Minister Roxon said.
From July 1 this year more trainee doctors working under supervision will also be able to provide additional taxpayer subsidised services to patients who will be able to claim a rebate, and benefit from better access, closer to home in a wider range of settings.