October 13, 2021
Murgon State High School and Kilkivan P-10 are among 50 Queensland State Schools which will have a GP allocated to them next year as part of a State Government pilot program.
The list of schools was announced on Wednesday morning.
Education Minister Grace Grace said she expected all the GP clinics to be running by May 2022.
Appointments will be organised by an administration officer at the school.
“Originally, the GP pilot program was designed to base GPs at 20 State secondary schools,” Minister Grace said.
“We asked schools to register their interest to participate in this program and we were inundated with requests which is why we’ve expanded it to 50.
“These schools are spread across the length and breadth of the State and I have no doubt the GP service will make a big difference to each and every one of them.”
Mabel Park State High School has been successfully trialling the program for the past two years.
A GP visits the school once a week for free consultations with students.
Principal Mick Hornby told ABC Radio the program had been a huge success and the GP had become part of the school community.