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Timely care for Jacinda at Murrumba Downs Medicare UCC

26 February 2024
Integrated care

Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCC) are providing a timely and convenient urgent care pathway for people in our region.

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This January, Jacinda presented to Caboolture Hospital Emergency Department with suspected meningococcal disease and faced extensive wait times to be seen by a doctor. While waiting, Jacinda and Karen heard about Murrumba Downs Medicare UCC – after a phone call to the clinic, they presented and were provided quick access to an isolation room and triage nurse, and subsequent consultation with a GP.

Thankfully, meningococcal infection was ruled out. However, Jacinda and Karen said their experience was ultimately made less stressful thanks to being able to access the Murrumba Downs Medicare UCC in a timely manner.

Two Medicare Urgent Care Clinics – Murrumba Downs and Northside – are now open and operational in our region. Along with Caboolture and Bribie Island Satellite Hospital Minor Injury and Illness Clinics, and a Minor Accident and Illness Centre (MAIC) at Morayfield, residents of North Brisbane and Moreton Bay can be assured that there is a quick and convenient pathway to access care when and where they need it the most.