WITH the official opening of the Carbal Medical Centre yesterday, health care for the indigenous community took a turn for the better.
The centre also celebrated one year serving the Warwick community and surrounding districts. The opening was attended by many health professionals, dignitaries, staff, clients and residents. CEO Brian Hewitt spoke of the staggering statistics faced by the indigenous community.
“Half of all indigenous men and one third of the women will die before the age of 45,” he said.
“When I saw these statistics I had to check the calendar, and yes, it is 2016.”