Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Price
The remote community of Robinson River will have significantly better access to vital healthcare, thanks to a new $4.8 million federally funded health centre that officially opened today.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, officially opened the centre in Robinson River today.
The construction of the Robinson River Primary Health Care Centre was part of the Federal Coalition Government’s commitment to improving Indigenous Australians’ access to primary healthcare in remote Territory communities.
“The funding was provided to the Northern Territory Government to deliver the project and there is no doubt that this new clinic simply would not have been built without the Coalition Government delivering the funding for this,” Minister Scullion said today.
Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Price, welcomed the opening of the federally funded health facility and said it would be crucial in improving health services and helping to close the gap.
“The Coalition Government are absolutely committed to the health and well-being of remote NT communities and we will always fund the essential services and infrastructure Territorians need.
Ms Price said that the new centre was built by Northern Territory construction company Scope Building, and features emergency, renal and dental treatment rooms.
“This clinic was built with Aboriginal cultural sensitivities in mind and includes separate points of entry and treatment rooms for men and women.
“I am proud to be standing for a party and a government that fights and delivers for rural, remote and Indigenous Territorians,” Ms Price said today.
The Robinson River Primary Health Care Centre – operated by Top End Health Service – provides all-encompassing acute and emergency services, as well as primary and community care, and are staffed by community-based health professionals supported by visiting specialists.