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Renovations help practice serve public

Cecilia AllenSouth Western Times
Forrest Family Practice’s Dr Mary Collins, health minister Roger Cook, and Bunbury MLA Don Punch are excited to officially re-launch the practice following upgrades that will allow staff to cater for more patients.
Camera IconForrest Family Practice’s Dr Mary Collins, health minister Roger Cook, and Bunbury MLA Don Punch are excited to officially re-launch the practice following upgrades that will allow staff to cater for more patients.

Bunbury’s Forrest Family Practice has undergone a refurbishment that will enable it to provide better support to patients.

The renovations, including new carpet and remodelling to allow space for additional rooms and more parking, will allow the practice to expand its GP base to support more than 500 patients per day.

Forrest Family Practice was officially re-launched last week by Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Roger Cook.

The launch, which also included an unveiling of a plaque at the clinic’s entrance, was also attended by Bunbury MLA Don Punch and health representatives working in pharmacies, radiology and St John.

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Dr Mary Collins said the practice was traditionally known as a walk-in emergency clinic.

“With the addition of new rooms, expanded GP base and integrated health care we can really commit to and support our patients,” Dr Collins said.

“We’re happy with the refurbishment, we’re happy to have this increased capacity of doctors and we’re happy to be thought of as that emergency walk-in clinic.”

Dr Collins said the practice had a treatment room that could cater for less severe emergencies in a speedy manner that would take the stress out of waiting in a busy hospital.

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