Constituency Question: Pharmacy Pilot Program

02 May 2024

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My constituency question is for the Minister for Health. Minister, how many people have benefited from the pharmacy pilot program in my electorate of Bellarine? The pharmacy pilot program is increasing the number of primary care options for Victorians, freeing up GPs for people with more complex conditions and reducing non-urgent emergency department presentations. I know in February that there were more than 3700 Victorians statewide who had already accessed this care at pharmacies since the start of the pilot, and overwhelmingly people accessing care have been women. In the Bellarine there are seven local pharmacies included in this pilot, creating more accessibility for immediate care at no cost. I look forward to hearing from the minister and sharing their response with my community.