Please consider signing this petition on Action Network telling Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt to Reclassify Pumicestone as a Distribution Priority Area.
PUMICESTONE IS FACING A GP CRISIS
Time and time again people in Bribie, Beachmere, and Caboolture say how hard it is to get in to see a local GP. They say they can’t access basic healthcare when and where they need it.
Pumicestone suburbs have up to a third less GPs than inner city suburbs like Nundah, but the Federal Government treats us like we’re the same.
Nundah has 109.5 GPs per 10,000 people compared to just 74.6 GPs per 10,000 in Bribie and Beachmere and only 68.8 per 10,000 in Caboolture.
In 2019 the Federal Government removed Pumicestone as a priority area for GPs. Since then we have seen GP clinics close their books to new patients and wait times blow out to weeks.
People are waiting too long and travelling too far to see a GP, and it’s just not fair.
We’re calling on the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to reclassify Bribie, Beachmere, and Caboolture as a Distribution Priority Area so you can see a GP when and where you need it.