$18m health centre opens in Canberra
A new $18 million health care facility earmarked for the Australian Capital Territory opened its doors for the first time today (September 3), improving medical services for thousands of Canberrans.
Attending the Gungahlin Community Health Centre open day yesterday (September 2), ACT minister for health Katy Gallagher said the new facility would bolster health care across the region.
"This new health centre will provide a real boost to the services available to Canberra's fastest growing area. I'm sure Gungahlin residents will welcome access to community health services closer to home," Ms Gallagher said.
The new multimillion-dollar facility will offer a range of specialised services including community nursing ambulatory clinics, podiatry, physiotherapy, as well as dental surgeries and a women's health nurse.
With increased health services in the region and a growing population, savvy buyers may be interested in buying into the Canberra residential property market.
Property investment in the capital may also be more attractive after last week's announcement that residents of the ACT are among the healthiest in the country.
Findings over a two year period to 2010, showed that those who lived in the ACT enjoyed good health, with a longer life expectancy rate and serious illness and disease declining across the territory.