Urgent Care Service Boost For Orange


The Orange community is able to access non-emergency healthcare in a more timely way, and avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency department, thanks to a new Urgent Care Service opening this week.

Regional Health Minister Ryan Park said the Orange Urgent Care Service will mean the local community can receive care quickly for conditions which can be safely and appropriately treated outside the region’s busy EDs.

“The Orange Urgent Care Service will be open 365 days a year, from 8am to 8pm, and will be staffed by General Practitioners and nurses with important diagnostic services on-site including radiology and pathology,” Mr Park said.

“The service is well-supported to treat a range of illnesses and injuries that are deemed urgent, but not life-threatening, such as minor wounds that need stitches, suspected broken bones and skin infections that need antibiotics.

“I’m committed to increasing availability of healthcare to communities through urgent care services just like this one, which are aimed at bridging the gap between primary care and emergency care, ensuring that patients have fast access to the urgent care they need.”

Member for Orange Phil Donato welcomed the urgent care service which gives the Orange community a genuine alternative outside of a busy ED for urgent – but not life-threatening – illnesses and injuries.

“This is an incredibly important service for people living in Orange and the surrounding towns, which will improve access to care, whilst also easing pressure on the region’s busy emergency departments,” Mr Donato said.

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