KRC Kellett Street Clinic
(Community Recognition Statement, 18 October 2022, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I congratulate the Kirketon Road Centre (KRC) under the direction of Dr Phillip Reed and Uniting on their collaboration to open the KRC Kellett Street clinic in Kings Cross. The new clinic offers a wide range of free primary healthcare services to people who have difficulty accessing care with a focus on health and social care needs of people who use drugs. There is a needle and syringe program, counselling, HIV and hepatitis C testing and treatment. Located above the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre, KRC Kellett Street further reduces barriers for marginalised groups by offering compassionate and convenient access to care from doctors, nurses, counsellors and Aboriginal staff. People can attend the clinic without an appointment, remain anonymous and access the full range of services in a safe, inclusive space. KRC Kellett Street was supported by NSW Health South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Uniting, and I was pleased to attend the official opening to see the new clinic. I thank KRC for their commitment to providing dignified, non-judgmental, life-saving healthcare for all and welcome the vital contribution the Kellett Street Clinic will make to people's lives.