Tasmania's first Urgent Care Centre opened its doors on Monday.
The centre, located in Launceston on Elphin Road, aims to relieve emergency department pressure by treating those with a wide range of non-life-threatening illnesses, accidents and injuries that need to be attended to.
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On the centre's first day, Dr Toby Gardner said it had been "surprisingly busy".
By 1.30pm the team had seen patients suffering from acute allergies, patients who needed an intravenous treatment for dehydration for gastroenteritis, and patients with complex lacerations, potential fractures, and sprains.
"So all the sort of things we were hoping to treat within our scope of practice that are not true emergencies, but things that need to be treated pretty quickly," Dr Gardner said.
The centre has on-site X-Ray, pathology testing, and an on-site pharmacy.
The clinic is open 8am-8pm on weekdays.
However, on weekends the site will become a COVID-19 vaccination space.
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