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Media release: Frankston site announced by First Peoples' Health and Wellbeing CEO

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing announce second clinic in Melbourne in under 12 months

The Board of Directors and CEO at First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing are excited to announce the establishment of our Frankston clinic, our second in under 12 months. Building on the success of our first clinic in Thomastown and responding to the Community need, CEO Karinda Taylor said, “We are proud to announce the expansion of our service that enables us to work towards providing metropolitan-wide, culturally safe health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across greater Melbourne”.

Based on consultation with local community around unmet health needs, and detailed population mapping, this clinic will offer Aboriginal Community Controlled comprehensive primary health care to the 6,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Frankston, Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas - a population larger than the number of First Nations’ people living in Alice Springs.

In collaboration with Nairm Marr Djambana and Peninsula Health, we look forward to providing the same exceptional standard of quality health care and culturally safe delivery that has been welcomed by the hundreds of patients already accessing the Thomastown clinic in Melbourne’s north. Located one-minute walk from Frankston Station and as a comprehensive bulk billing service, incorporating an onsite pharmacy, this clinic will be open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families. We are hopeful for support and investment from the South Eastern Melbourne PHN, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and Commonwealth Department of Health. For media enquires: Karinda Taylor Chief Executive Officer

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