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North Coast Radiology has announced that it has secured a temporary license for Medicare eligible GP MRI investigations at its Ballina rooms.

The licence, effective from Monday 10 November 2019, lasts for 12 months and will then be reviewed by the Federal government. The determination of whether a permanent licence is subsequently granted will be reviewed in spring 2020.

Patients will no doubt welcome no longer needing to travel to Lismore or the Gold Coast for these investigations, and local GPs believe that it would be an unpopular move by the government to withdraw the service if it is being well utilised.

North Coast Radiology can be contacted on 1300 66 XRAY (1300 66 9729). The Ballina office is at 93 Tamar Street, tel 6618 2900.