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Doctors To Join Schools In Push For Student Welfare

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Student First Aid - Doctors To Join Schools In Push For Student Welfare

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.