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Medical centre’s new life

Three doctors have joined forces to revitalise the Lauderdale General Practice at 444 South Arm Road.

Dr Zhan Chen, who grew up in New Zealand and had extensive training in Tasmania, has fulfilled a lifelong dream by spearheading the centre’s revival with support from Dr Hailey Woolveridge and Dr Jerome Muir Wilson.

The clinic also received support from the Tasmanian Government.

Dr Chen said the revitalised practice was committed to restoring reliable continuity of care and plans were underway to recruit two or three permanent doctors who share a passion for delivering quality, comprehensive healthcare to the Lauderdale community.

“We are excited to embark on this journey to revitalise Lauderdale General Practice,” he said.

“Our aim is not just to reopen its doors but establish a beacon of healthcare excellence that our community can rely on for generations to come.”

Clarence Mayor Brendan Blomeley said the centre was a health service Clarence residents deserved.

“This is fantastic news for Clarence and I thank Health Minister Guy Barnett for his efforts in supporting this critical service in our region,” he said.

“This practice is a key regional health clinic servicing hundreds of people living in Lauderdale and down the South Arm Peninsula.

“Healthy communities rely on their local GP and practices such as these so they can grow and thrive.

“At a time when health services across the state are stretched it is critical to keep services like the Lauderdale practice open to alleviate some of the pressure on the public hospital system.”

For more information visit www.lauderdalemc.com.au

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About the Author: Simon Andrews

Simon is a passionate journalist and finds joy in uncovering and sharing locally resonant stories, immersing himself in the hearts of communities. He can often be spotted out and about sourcing grassroots news for the Hobart Observer and its sister papers.

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