ACCOMMODATING RURAL HEALTH STUDENTS - $374,500

Rural Health Accommodation

ACCOMMODATING RURAL HEALTH STUDENTS - $374,500

15 March 2002

National Party Member for Lismore, Mr Thomas George, has welcomed the announcement in Parliament today by Health Minister, The Hon Craig Knowles, of an initiative for rural communities under the Rural Accommodation Capital Program.

"The Minister confirmed that $374,500 has been allocated to the Lismore electorate for the purchase of a block of home units," stated Thomas George.

"This purchase will supplement efforts to establish the rural health school at Lismore Base Hospital by providing student accommodation.

"This together with last year's successful application to establish a new University Department of Rural Health in Lismore, is a significant step forward in addressing the desperate need in attracting and training of more health professionals in rural areas," concluded Thomas George.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577