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Doctors urged to grab grants of up to $300,000

HERVEY Bay doctor Shaun Rudd is encouraging his fellow GPs to apply for Australian Government grants worth up to $300,000 to build the extra facilities they need to take on more trainees and employ more doctors.

Dr Rudd said it was a dollar-for-dollar scheme in which every dollar the practice spent on its facilities would be matched by the Federal Government.

"They will have to put in some money as well, but it's a good opportunity," Dr Rudd said.

He said it was a great opportunity for Fraser Coast doctors to expand their practices, if they were in a position to do so.

It would also give new doctors and trainees opportunities if GP services were to expand, Dr Rudd said.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt backed the funding, urging eligible Wide Bay practices to take advantage of the funding offer.

"General practices are now able to access the guidelines for the Rural and Remote Teaching Infrastructure Grants program and are invited to apply in the round of grants."

The Federal Government has committed $52.5 million over three years to help general practices in remote and rural communities to build additional consultation rooms and space to support more medical students and supervising GP registrars.

"This investment will not only strengthen the general practice workforce in Hinkler, it will also enhance the local training of doctors, GP registrars and medical students and give patients better access to health services.

"We know from the evidence that people often choose to stay and work in areas where they have trained - and we want such people in Hinkler," he said.

Topics:  doctors, federal government, grants, hervey bay, maryborough



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