$60 million upgrade to attract more health staff to the country

$60 million upgrade to attract more health staff to the country

By Simone Ziaziaris

The Coalition’s plan to fund Mudgee Hospital with a $60 million dollar upgrade will help attract much needed quality health staff to the country according to Health Minister, Jillian Skinner.

The government has promised to fund an expansion and reconfiguration of inpatient and ambulatory care services at Mudgee Hospital if re-elected at the state election in March.

According to Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Research Paper: A review of Regional Development Australia Committee Regional Plans 2013, the most significant obstacle in providing quality health and care in the country is attracting health professionals to rural areas.

The review showed 27 regions to have reported the isolation of rural communities from access to health care services as well as emergency services to be a common health issue in rural regions.

Ms Skinner said the work at Mudgee Hospital will commence in the next term of the state government and will attract more health staff to rural regions.

“I know just how much this funding will mean not only for patients, but staff too,” said Ms Skinner.

“Mudgee Hospital clinicians are dedicated and deserve to deliver their first-class care in a first-class facility.”

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