$25m for SA super clinic – that's '$12.5m for each GP'
The Noarlunga GP Plus Super Clinic, in Adelaide’s south, was billed in 2007 as a way to take pressure off the nearby public hospital with “privately practising GPs including after hours services” and other allied healthcare providers.
When the building opened last week a government statement said it had “two full-time GPs working from 8am to 5pm on weekdays”. It added that “hopefully within 12 months we will have five full-time GPs available from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 8am to 1pm on the weekend”.
The super clinic, jointly funded by the federal government and the South Australian government, which uses the “GP Plus” tag, also boasted “50 consultation rooms, five minor procedure rooms, five rooms for group use and two education and training rooms”.
The shadow parliamentary secretary for primary healthcare, Andrew Southcott, said the government was “kidding themselves