Gippsland residents seeking urgent medical treatment will soon have better access to care thanks to the opening of the region’s second Priority Primary Care Centre (PPCC) in Latrobe, following the opening of the Baw Baw PPCC at the Warragul Specialist Centre earlier this month.
Gippsland PHN is working in partnership with LCHS to establish the Latrobe PPCC. This GP-led clinic, that opened on 23 January 2023, will be supporting Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH).
The Latrobe PPCC will run from the former Moe After Hours Medical Service (MAHMS) site, operated by Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS), as part of the Victorian Government’s initiative to give Victorians a free alternative to visiting a busy emergency department.
Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) acknowledges the MAHMS partnership and service that has provided after hours care for Moe and surrounding communities for the last 24 years. The new services at Latrobe PPCC will ensure people have continued access to free medical care with extended opening hours.
Read the media release below.
Pictured from left below, inspecting the new PPCC on Monday 23 January 2023, were LCHS Executive Director Primary Health, Andrina Romano; LCHS Chief Executive Ben Leigh, LRH Chief Executive Don McRae; and Gippsland PHN Acting Chief Executive Officer, Angela Jacob.