Federal Health Minister visits Ochre Medicare Urgent Care Clinic Hobart

Press conference with Federal Health Minister Mark Butler, Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell, Dr Alex Seidel and Ochre Regional Manager of Tasmania Darren Fraser

We were proud to host Federal Health Minister, The Hon Mark Butler, and Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MP, this morning at the Ochre Medicare Urgent Care Clinic which we operate in Hobart. They are pictured on the right of the top image in conversation with Ochre Regional Medical Director for Tasmania, Dr Alex Seidel (centre left) and Ochre Regional Manager for Tasmania, Darren Fraser (left). The Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) is co-located with our Ochre Medical Centre in a Health Hub facility on Liverpool Street in the Hobart CBD and it formed the backdrop for the Minister making a post-budget Strengthening Medicare announcement of funding for a new UCC in Bridgewater. The Bridgewater UCC will be the fifth in Tasmania and it’s main aim will be to further reduce pressure on the Royal Hobart Hospital. In his speech, Minister Butler noted there have been more than 25,000 visits to the four existing Tasmanian clinics to date, including the Ochre facility on Liverpool Street, with a quarter taking place over the weekend, and one in four being children under 15 years old.

See here for press conference transcript

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