Australian Sydney’s North Shore will be the site of the country’s first government-funded medical centre combining Western and traditional Chinese medicine ex. acupuncture

The Chinese and New South Wales Governments have combined to build the $75 million Healthpac Centre of Excellence in Chatswood.

Willoughby Council mayor Pat Reilly says visiting Chinese doctors will work with local researchers to provide treatment integrating the two traditions.

“It is certainly going to be somewhat different to where you might have a medical centre where there’s a couple of doctors who are associated with this sort of thing and the rest of them are Western docs,” he said.

“This will be a mixture of both but where research into different aspects of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Western medicine can be assured.”