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St John WA opens Urgent Care Centre in Cannington

The Cannington area is set to benefit from the latest expansion of St John WA’s Urgent Care service, providing medical care for urgent but non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

In partnership with the Federal Government, St John Urgent Care Cannington will open on March 15th 2021 for the treatment of sprains, broken bones, wounds, minor illnesses and injuries, between 8am to 10pm daily.

To allow for the inclusion of St John Urgent Care and St John Dental, our existing Cannington GP practice is relocating to larger and more modern premises in the same complex.

The new site is located just across the car-park near JB-HiFi and Furniture Bazaar at 1472 Albany Highway. This new Urgent Care, Medical and Dental centre has undergone a complete re-fit with modern, purpose-built treatment rooms and the convenience of on-site x-ray, casting and pathology facilities.

Great for injuries and illnesses that are urgent, but not-life threatening

St John WA’s Urgent Care centres are not Emergency Departments. Instead, they offer care from 8am to 10pm for injuries and illnesses that need immediate treatment, but aren’t life-threatening.

“Cannington is the fourth St John Urgent Care centre to open in the state. Based on uptake at existing locations, we expect the new Cannington service to be very popular,” said Dr John O’Toole, Medical Director, Urgent Care at St John WA.

“Many patients in WA attend the ED for minor injuries and illnesses because they don’t see any alternative. Injuries and illnesses don’t adhere to a schedule- they happen when they happen. Often when people injure themselves, local services are closed or lacking appointments, or they don’t have facilities such as x-ray to manage injuries in a single visit.

To address this, St John Urgent Care is open long hours, evenings and weekends, 365 days a year. We have x-ray, plaster casting and splinting facilities onsite, and a team experienced in the management of injuries and minor illnesses.”

“For any life threatening emergency, patients should always go straight to ED”, Dr O’Toole emphasises. “But for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses, St John Urgent Care is here when you need us.”

Walk-in Urgent Care. Appointment based GP and Dental services

St John Urgent Care is a walk-in service, and same-day appointments are available for its GP and dental practices. Arabic and Mandarin-speaking doctors are available for GP appointments at the Cannington centre.

Dr O’Toole said, “St John WA has been looking after the community for around 130 years. Our Urgent Care service is just another way we are providing care to people. We have

GPs and dentists on-site for day-to-day family health needs, as well as trained urgent care practitioners for more urgent medical matters. I think we can make a real difference to patients. Next time you have an injury or an illness that is not life-threatening, consider St John Urgent Care.”
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