Thousands of Bonner residents and families now have access to bulk billed MRI’s thanks to the Coalition and Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta.

Mr Vasta said he is thrilled to have been able to advocate for the community and secure an MRI bulk billing license at Qscan Carindale.

“This license will give local families and resident’s access to bulk billed MRI’s close to home. It means people will spend less time and money travelling to appointments, and more time with loved ones.”

“Locals can now access bulk billed MRI services for stroke, neurological disorders, various cancers and coronary conditions closer to home and without the inconvenience of having to go to a hospital.”

“It’s all thanks to the Coalition’s commitment to delivering a strong economy that I am able to deliver vital health services to families in my electorate,” said Mr Vasta.

Qscan radiologist Dr Stephen Drew said they hear locals complain every day about the lack of bulk billing MRI services around, but thanks to Ross Vasta and the Federal Government they can now offer this service locally at Qscan Carindale.

“Prior to this announcement there was no Bulk billing MRI licenses in this region and previously patients in Bonner and the bayside would have had to travel long distances to access a bulk billed MRI this means that they would often prolong diagnosis.”

“Having this service on hand now means residents can book in for an MRI sooner and this means their diagnosis and treatment process can begin quickly and we can get them on the path to definitive management as soon as possible.”

This announcement is part of the Coalition’s $375 million package to deliver 50 new bulk bill MRI licenses across Australia.