Resident Madeleine

Dickson resident Madeleine Luther is looking forward to the Inner North Walk-in Centre opening.

04 June 2020

Dickson resident Madeleine Luther is looking forward to the Inner North Walk-in Centre opening just around the corner in September.

The Dickson clinic will be the fifth in the city’s network of nurse-led Walk-in Centres, providing free health care for minor injuries and illnesses for Canberrans close to where they live.

It’s now a month into its construction phase and will be a great community asset for Inner North residents like Madeline.

‘I’ve been really excited for this centre to open because we’ve had great care for me and my family at the Belconnen clinic,’ Madeleine said.

‘It will be really good to be able to visit one that’s just in stroller distance for us.’

When the project is complete in a few months, the new Inner North Walk-in Centre will be co-located with the refurbished Dickson Community Health Centre.

The multi-purpose treatment rooms will be able to be used for either Walk-in Centre treatment spaces or a range of community health services including podiatry and foot care, maternal and child health services and one-on-one appointments with nurses.

The Inner North Walk-in Centre is just one of a range of significant health infrastructure projects that have continued to progress despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Work goes on on other key health assets in the pipeline such as the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children Expansion Project, Weston Community Health Centre upgrade, the Northside Opioid Treatment Service in Belconnen and enabling works for the SPIRE Project.

Walk-in Centres are open from 7.30am to 10pm, seven days a week, including public holidays, for free treatment and advice for a range of minor illnesses and injuries. No appointment is necessary – just walk on in.

You can visit health.act.gov.au/hospitals-and-health-centres/walk-centres to find out more about the ACT’s great network of nurse-led Walk-in Centres.

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