Fremantle health services get a funding boost

Black Swan Health operations executive Sarah Tadier, Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson and Freo Street Doctor GP Neetha Purushotham.
Black Swan Health operations executive Sarah Tadier, Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson and Freo Street Doctor GP Neetha Purushotham.

HEALTH services in Fremantle have been given a funding boost.

Freo Street Doctor, Fremantle Women’s Health Centre and St Patrick’s Community Support Centre have received a total of $55,000 in round 4 of the Commonwealth’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Stronger Communities Program.

The Fremantle Women’s Centre received a $20,000 grant.

Black Swan Health also received $20,000 to upgrade equipment on the Freo Street Doctor mobile clinics and to buy equipment needed to provide clinical services respectively.

Black Swan Health chief executive Terina Grace welcomed the funding.

“This vital funding will enable us to install new equipment in each of the two Freo Street Doctor service vehicles, including a defibrillator, an ECG monitor, IT equipment, awnings and new tyres for both vehicles,” she said.

St Patrick’s Community Support Centre received $15,000 to expand the capability of its Oral Health Centre. Chief executive Michael Piu said the funding enabled them to expand the oral health clinic.

“Our oral health clinic is a free service delivered entirely by professional volunteers, for homeless and disadvantaged people,” he said.

Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson was happy to deliver the grant.

“I’m really glad to support the essential service provided by the Freo Street Doctor, which makes basic health care accessible to the most marginalised people in our community,” he said.