Nurse-led clinic for Brisbane CBD

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Queensland's first nurse-led health clinic will open in Brisbane in September. | Photo: Andre Sr (iStock)

Queensland’s first nurse-led health clinic will open in the Brisbane CBD in September.

Premier Steve Miles said the Adelaide St clinic would be the first of four to open across the state.

Premier Miles said the first clinic would open on September 30 and provide free healthcare to adults and children aged two and over.

He said no booking or referral would be needed and the clinic would be open every day from 8am to 10pm.

“Queenslanders in need will be able to walk-in and receive clinical assessment, treatment, and advice from qualified nursing staff, including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse consultants, and clinical nurses,” Premier Miles said.

He said the clinic would improve access to care for the local community for minor conditions such as:

  • Conjunctivitis.
  • Common colds and simple respiratory conditions.
  • Cuts, abrasions, bruises, minor burns.
  • Suture of wounds subject to size, depth and location of wound.
  • Simple gastroenteritis.
  • Skin conditions.
  • Simple limb injuries.
  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Women’s health concerns.

“Trauma-informed and women-focused services would also be available, including support for women’s health concerns and contraception advice such as emergency contraception,” Mr Miles said.

Premier Miles said patients who required care beyond the clinic’s capabilities would be referred to the most appropriate service, such as an emergency department, general practitioner, rapid access clinic, or mental health services.

He said the clinics would ease the pressure on busy emergency departments.