David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Warwick Respiratory Clinic Welcomed by Maranoa MP

May 5, 2020

The Condamine Medical Centre in Warwick has opened its doors at 67 Guy St to support patients dealing with symptoms associated with COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud said the clinic will provide efficient and effective care for the Southern Downs region as all levels of Government work together to stop and slow the spread of COVID-19.

“If you’ve got a fever, a cough, feel short of breath or have a sore throat then the Condamine Medical Centre is there to examine you,” Mr Littleproud said.

“By providing fast and safe access to the respiratory clinic, people in the Southern Downs are going to be able to quickly have their symptoms identified and undergo whatever treatment is necessary.

“This Commonwealth Government initiative is adding vital capacity to the Condamine Medical Centre, whose staff have worked tirelessly to implement the COVID-19 protocols and establish this specialised respiratory clinic.

“Since this pandemic first became a recognised threat to the Southern Downs, I’ve been humbled by the response of our health professionals who’ve rapidly adapted to take care of communities across Maranoa.

“The establishment of this dedicated respiratory clinic ensures GPs have a safe and efficient avenue to also attend to non-respiratory related needs of other patients.

“This reduces the risk of cross-infection with COVID-19 and Influenza.

“The Government is committed to ensuring our rural and remote communities have all the tools they need to keep coronavirus at bay, and the capacity to deal with cases if they emerge.

“On top of this I’d like to highlight the successful uptake of teleheath appointments – particularly during the pandemic, they keep us safe in the comfort of our home whether that’s in the middle of Longreach or 100 kilometres away on a cattle station.”

Other respiratory clinics to open in Maranoa include St George and Longreach.