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Remote Kimberley medical service (YURA YUNGI) receives $2 million boost

$2 million support for Yura Yungi Medical Service in Halls Creek
Funding will support design and construction of new accommodation building

Support will help Yura Yungi Medical Service to continue its vital programs

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Tony Buti today presented $2 million in support to Yura Yungi Medical Service to extend its facilities in Halls Creek.

Yura Yungi is an Aboriginal community controlled primary health care service providing a range of programs to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Halls Creek and the surrounding area.

The Lotterywest support of $2 million will go towards the design and construction of an expansion to its existing clinic. This project will provide new activity rooms, counselling rooms, a large community meeting room, office accommodation for staff and a new restroom, so Yura Yungi can meet the needs of often vulnerable clients.

The building extension also includes an expanded dialysis unit, pharmacy and vaccination rooms.

Comments attributed to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Tony Buti:
“Delivering health services in regional parts of Western Australia can be challenging, and primary health providers like Yura Yungi are vital to their communities.

Aboriginal medical services are critical to Closing the Gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal people.”

Comments attributed to Health Minister AmberJade Sanderson:
“This funding will support the design and construction of a new building and allow Yura Yungi Medical Service to expand its existing clinic.

“I would like to thank the staff at Yura Yungi for their continued dedication and for their integral work in the Halls Creek community.”

Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Divina D’Anna:

“The $2 million in support will provide a more comfortable and fitforpurpose environment for the community to seek care.

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