Victorian students will soon have access to doctors in a handful of inner-west high schools as part of a new state government program.
Star Weekly reports Footscray City College, Braybrook College, Bayside P-12 College and Laverton P-12 College are among 100 high schools taking part in Australia’s first round Doctors in Secondary Schools program.
Local doctors will visit schools up to one day a week, providing medical advice and referrals to specialists, as needed. The $43.8 million program includes $25.8 million for staff and operational costs, and $18 million to build consultation rooms within schools.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said happy, healthy students learn better, stay in school longer and achieve more.