Welcoming Winmante: A medical centre supporting Aboriginal health in the south
Monday, February 18 2019
Wonderful to see the Winmante Medical Centre open its doors at Morphett Vale over the weekend, with Crows hero Eddie Betts as the ambassador.
Dedicated to providing high quality medical care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the not-for-profit centre is a new approach for Adelaide.
Alongside Community GP the Adelaide PHN is proud to have played a key role in helping establish this important resource after identifying a gap in health services for Aboriginal communities in the southern suburbs.
“Members of the local Aboriginal community approached us about the issue 18 months ago and we’ve been involved ever since - providing a wide range of support and coordination to make the centre a reality,” said Deb Lee, Adelaide PHN’s CEO. “That’s why it is so exciting for us to see the doors are now open and people will start to reap the benefit.”
The centre will not only help Aboriginal patients, it will also employ Aboriginal health workers and is available to non-Aboriginal people to access.
Going forward, Adelaide PHN will stay closely involved with the centre to ensure it is fully integrated with other health providers in the region to ensure patients receive seamless high quality, effective ‘wrap-around’ care.