Health

Thousands to bypass overflowing ED at new Corrimal urgent care centre

Kate McIlwain
Updated July 27 2023 - 4:06pm, first published 12:00pm
Cunningham MP Alison Byrnes attended the opening of the new Corrimal service - which comprises a reception desk, treatment rooms and a dedicated medical staff inside the existing medical centre. Picture by Sylvia Liber.
Cunningham MP Alison Byrnes attended the opening of the new Corrimal service - which comprises a reception desk, treatment rooms and a dedicated medical staff inside the existing medical centre. Picture by Sylvia Liber.

A new free medical service has opened in Corrimal this week, and operators say it could give thousands of people an alternative to waiting a long time for treatment at Wollongong Hospital emergency department.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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