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Govt pledge to ensure aged care residents get greater GP access

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The Federal Government is providing $42.8 million for greater face-to-face contact for aged-care residents with their GPs.

Health and Aged Care Minister Greg Hunt says this is part of the Government’s $17.7 billion response to the aged care royal commission and believes it will allow for better health care.

The program will support the 244,000 Australians in permanent residential aged care.

“This funding boost provides an additional 120,000 GP services to senior Australians living in aged care facilities,” Hunt said in a statement on Sunday.

“We recognise the importance of improving health care for people in residential aged care and this is essential in ensuring senior Australians are treated with respect, care and dignity.”

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