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The National Health Co-op welcomes ACT Labor Government commitment to community health services in Coombs

The National Health Co-op (NHC) has today welcomed the election commitment by the ACT Labor Government to establish a new walk-in health centre in Coombs.

The new walk-in centre at the site of the NHC Coombs clinic will focus on maternal and child health and support Molonglo’s growing population, providing local families a range of maternity health services such as pre-natal checkups and screenings.

The commitment, announced by Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith, is part of Labor’s plan to provide a city-wide network of walk-in health centres.

“We welcome this initiative because accessible and affordable community health is about cooperation and partnering to get the best outcomes for patients,” said Alison Wright, CEO National Health Co-op.

“National Health Co-op members have led the way in driving and creating a network of clinics in Canberra,” said Ms Wright. “Working alongside Government only strengthens the contribution we, as a Co-op, make to health services the ACT.”

The NHC Coombs clinic opened in December 2018. It is hoped the new walk-in clinic will be operational in early 2021.