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Health Minister Kim Hames announced funding to redevelop remote Aboriginal health clinics in Western Australia (WA), in a statement on the 5 March 2012. At least six health clinics in remote WA Aboriginal communities are set to be upgraded, thanks to a $22.2 million funding injection under the Liberal-National Government's Royalties for regions program. The project, which will be known as the Remote Indigenous health clinics initiative, will be managed by the WA Country Health Service with works commencing immediately and continuing through 2012 and 2013.
Dr Hames said the initiative would result in improvements to the delivery of health services in Aboriginal communities including Bayulu, Mulan, Mindibungu (Billiluna), Wakathuni and Noonkanbah (Yungngora), as well as improve health outcomes and address health inequities in remote Aboriginal communities.
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the project would adopt culturally appropriate clinic designs to encourage community members to utilise the upgraded facilities.
Source: Government of Western Australia
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