An expression of interest (EOI) has now been sent out to find a GP to set up shop in the Gunnedah Rural Health Centre.
Hunter New England Health (HNEH) issued the EOI to find doctors to run an independent clinic within the centre building.
The commencement of the licence agreement for the chosen GP, according to the EOI, is planned from January 2021, with a duration of three years with the option for a two-year extension.
Those interested need to address criteria such as a "commitment to the town and community of Gunnedah in providing accredited general practice services".
Interested doctors also need:
- A commitment to integrated health care practices in service delivery
- Experience in the management and administration of general practice
- A cultural commitment to closing the gap on Aboriginal health disadvantage and improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal people
- An interest in partnering with HNEH in the provision of medical services to the Gunnedah community
There's also a list of permitted uses, which includes "general practice related activities" and "administration duties carried out in conjunction with the general practice".
Available space for applicants include seven offices/consultation rooms; one treatment/procedure room; front shared reception; front shared waiting room; public bathroom facilities; staff facilities (shared tearoom and bathrooms). The total space for occupation is 340 square metres.
"The expected rental will be determined by a market valuation following the submission of EOI in occupying the facility," the EOI read.
"Inspections of the premises are available on request."
Those interested in making a submission and have enquiries can contact deputy general manager - Peel sector, Kylie Whitford, on 6767 8125 or email@example.com
EOI's need to be submitted by close of business on December 8 to Kylie Whitford via email or via mail at Locked Mail Bag 9783, TAMWORTH NEMSC NSW 2348