Nine months later, Brighton has a GP again
Brighton, Tasmania, also hopes to get a $1 million grant to build a GP super clinic into which the new temporary practice, set to open in April, will ultimately move.
The departure of Dr Rasamak Amini – who was required to move to a rural-zoned practice – left more than 3000 people without a local GP in June last year.
Coincidentally it will be Medical Practice Management Solutions (MPMS), the company Dr Amini now works for in the Derwent Valley, which will open the new clinic in his previous practice.
Brighton mayor Tony Foster said after failing to convince the federal government to bend rules and enable Dr Amini’s return, council signed the lease on the facility last week and will hand over running of the entire practice to MPMS.
“It’s been a long process and it hasn’t been one that we’ve really enjoyed because the community has suffered,” Cr Foster said.