Kirketon Road Centre

Kirketon Road Centre

(Community Recognition Statement, 16 February 2022, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I wish to congratulate the Kirketon Road Centre [KRC] and Director Dr Phillip Reed for providing excellent access to COVID vaccination and health support for vulnerable people in the inner city during the COVID pandemic. 

Since early 2020, KRC has been running pop up clinics and making home visits to vulnerable and isolated people across the city including Woolloomooloo, Surry Hills, Belmore Park, Martin Place and Kings Cross in this electorate. KRC clinics have supported people who have difficulty accessing mainstream health services, including less mobile, at-risk people and those experiencing homelessness. Each pop up clinic has a doctor, nurses, an education officer and social worker to provide people with COVID-19 testing, vaccines, boosters, advice and support. KRC has been providing free, anonymous, non-judgmental health care since 1987 and their contribution to the community during the pandemic has helped people to reduce COVID-19 transmission and protect themselves, their families, and neighbours. I commend Kirketon Road Centre and all those involved for their inclusive COVID-19 program that continues to make sure everyone is included in our response to the pandemic.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!