Breath of fresh air at new Clarkson medical centre

Dr Sharon Vasey, Ocean Reef MLA Albert Jacob and medical centre staff at the opening of the Key Largo Medical Centre. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d445300
Dr Sharon Vasey, Ocean Reef MLA Albert Jacob and medical centre staff at the opening of the Key Largo Medical Centre. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d445300

A CLARKSON medical centre that will offer free asthma clinics through the Asthma Foundation held its official opening last month.

The Asthma Foundation WA will hold free asthma clinics from the clinic, with educators visiting on a weekly basis to offer free education sessions to patients.

Topics covered will include what is asthma, how to avoid triggers, asthma medicines and what they do, correct device technique and asthma first aid.

Doctor Sharon Vasey said the Key Largo Medical Centre supported the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ principles, including to give patients access to timely and affordable healthcare.

Dr Vasey said other principles of the practice included continuity of care, patient-centred care, prioritising prevention and early intervention and evidence-based, co-ordinated chronic disease management.

She said the centre also supported ongoing education and comprehensive training, a culture of quality and safety improvement, efficient use of health resources and reducing wasteful or inefficient practices and processes.

Ocean Reef MLA Albert Jacob opened the centre, which has been taking patients since late September, on October 23.

People do not need to be patients of the new medical centre to attend the asthma education sessions. To book, email referrals@asthmawa. org.au or call 1800 278 462.