Emerald opens first GP-led rural respiratory clinic

The first GP-led rural respiratory clinics to assess patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19-like symptoms opened in Emerald, Queensland on 1 April.

The federal government has committed to establishing up to 100 GP-led respiratory clinics around the country as part of it $2.4 billion COVID-19 health package.

Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Minister Mark Coulton said: “The clinics will help to reduce pressure on hospital emergency departments and other general practice clinics”.