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Construction starts on Kaleidoscope Skin Clinic

Construction has started on Kaleidoscope Skin Clinic, a new medical clinic at 53 Barolin Street, dedicated to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer.

Kaleidoscope Skin Clinic Director Larine Statham-Blair said extensive renovation works on the charming South Bundaberg premises had been purpose designed by Greg Pershouse and Associates, and would be in keeping with original character of the building.

“Our highly trained and experienced skin doctors will combine cutting-edge technology and good old-fashioned know-how to provide spot checks, head-to-toe skin checks, mole mapping, photodynamic therapy, as well as topical and surgical skin cancer treatments in a homely setting,” Ms Statham-Blair said.

Ms Statham-Blair said she and Principal Practitioner Charles Blair considered delaying the project due to COVID-19, but wanted to support jobs and put money into the local economy while it was safe to do so.

Building safe to proceed

“After careful consideration of Government advice and discussions with our builder Adam Meech, we agreed it was safe to proceed,” Ms Statham-Blair said.

“There are currently no restrictions on the building and construction sector, other than practising good hygiene, maintaining safe distances and staying home if you are unwell.

“Meech Constructions has been in business locally for 18 years. This project will support about 25 different local businesses and trades.”

Dr Blair said they had intended to open Kaleidoscope Skin Clinic in mid 2020, but would likely delay the opening until late 2020 or early 2021.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely, but we don’t want to utilise finite, essential medical supplies that are needed by the public health sector at this crucial time. I will continue to provide surgical and emergency services in rural Queensland until the clinic opens,” he said.

Dr Blair said Wide Bay Burnett residents hoping to book an appointment at Kaleidoscope Skin Clinic would not need a referral from their GP.

“Patients can follow us on Facebook, or send us their contact details via Messenger and we will notify them as soon as we open for bookings,” Dr Blair said.

“However, in the meantime, if patients are concerned about a particular spot or lesion they should consult their GP. Early detection is the best line of defence against skin cancer.”

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