AFTER hours GP care will still be available at Frankston Hospital after the Labor state government stepped in to provide funding to Peninsula Health to provide the service after the Medicentre at the hospital closed on Sunday.
The board of the privately-operated Medicentre decided to close the centre after losing federal funding. The after-hours clinic will remain open and be staffed by locum doctors while Peninsula Health asks for expressions of interest to provide a longer-term service (‘Medicentre’s end a sore point’, The Times 23/11/15).
Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke welcomed the funding.
“The Frankston Medicentre provided vital care to local families for close to twenty years – by stepping in and providing additional funding we are ensuring this important after-hours care will still be available for local families when they need it.”