GP’s 24-hour clinic plan foiled by location rules

A Melbourne GP is appealing to federal health minister to allow him to open a medical clinic with a 24-hour pharmacy after being foiled by location rules.

GP’s 24-hour clinic plan foiled by location rules

Dr Alan Cunneen says authorities initially approved the plan.

But a pharmacist in a nearby shopping centre took him to the Federal Court, arguing that the shopping village — with more than 60 shops and 500 car parks — was not technically a shopping centre because it was not operating under a single central management structure.

He says he

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