24 August 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters met with the team at Hargreaves Street Medical Practice today who have received a $25,000 grant from the Federal Government towards improving General Practice (GP) service capabilities.

Hargreaves Street Medical Practice is one of 45 local GP services across the Bendigo electorate who have shared in close to $1.2 million in funding as part of the Federal Government’s Strengthening GP Services Grants Program.

The grant has helped the practice towards achieving their very first accreditation and to upgrade their infection control processes. The grant has given the practice the capacity to hire a second nurse and to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Albanese Labor Government believes everyone should have the right to receive quality healthcare. These grants expand on the Federal Government’s commitment to improving and sustaining the services the community need.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP:

“These grants provide opportunities for local healthcare services to better meet the future needs of our community.”

“This is all part of our Government’s commitment to protecting Medicare and to invest in the healthcare services that people in our community need and rely on.”