Pharmacy loses funding

This year’s Federal Budget delivered a poor prognosis for the future of Australia’s only community funded pharmacy and GP service cutting funding despite it delivering government savings greater than its operating cost last year.

Based in Melbourne’s inner north suburbs, the cohealth pharmacy and GP service is part of a streamlined service to provide a one-stop-shop affordable health destination to pensioners, refugees, migrants and those in socio-economically disadvantaged areas for the past 20 years.

Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Health