NEW MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC FOR NORTHERN RIVERS AREA

NEW MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC FOR NORTHERN RIVERS AREA

NEW MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC FOR NORTHERN RIVERS AREA

7 April 2004

Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP, said today he welcomed the State Government's announcement to redevelop the Richmond Health Clinic at Lismore.

Mr George said he was pleased that the NSW Government had finally recognised the urgent need for a new mental health clinic to service the Northern Rivers area.

The $1.1 million allocated from the 2004/2005 budget will enable the project to progress through the planning, consultation and tender process.

"The new clinic will include 15 extra beds and an eight-bed Child and Adolescent Unit." Mr George said.

"This will provide a much needed boost to the level of health services in the area.

"Today's announcement reflects something I have been working hard to bring to the attention of the Minister and the Parliamentary Secretary for sometime now.

"Local residents will now be able to stay in Lismore for treatment, keeping families close at a difficult time," Mr George said.

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