The Forbes Medical Centre has obtained a $125,000 grant under the Federal Government’s Rural and Regional Teaching Infrastructure program to help it expand its services and take on more trainees and GP registrars. The grant will enable the practice to extend its facilities to include an additional four consultation rooms.
“This investment in general practice and the primary care workforce will not only strengthen the general practice workforce, but also enhance the number of locally trained doctors, GP registrars and medical students,” said Federal Member for Calare John Cobb. A condition of the grant is that the general practice provides matched funding.
“I thank the Forbes Medical Centre for their foresight and hard work, and for recognising that those medical students and registrars who experience rural and remote practice are more likely to pursue careers in the bush,” said John Cobb.