Super clinic borrows local GPs

A $25 million super clinic in Adelaide’s south is being staffed by GPs from a practice less than 2km down the road who drive between the two centres to see patients.

The revelation is the latest embarrassing development in the Federal Government’s $650 million super clinic policy, now being formally investigated by the Auditor General.

Christies Beach Medical Centre has been providing GP services at the GP Plus Super Clinic in Noarlunga for the past two months, running it as a branch practice.

The rate at which it is renting the rooms is confidential.

Australian Doctor tried to contact the practice manager, but was told she was in the car, driving between the clinics.

When practice principal Dr Barry Dowell returned our calls, he agreed that although the town had a “nice new building”, it had “no extra doctors” and no extra capacity to see patients.

“The view is that we