MURWILLUMBAH RESIDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW INVESTMENT IN HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE
The NSW Government will deliver additional infrastructure funding for Murwillumbah Hospital as part of an $11 million package for regional health, Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner, Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.
The funding has been allocated to:
- Murwillumbah District Hospital – emergency department upgrade and reconfiguration of the medical ward to accommodate palliative care beds. Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner said the additional funding would help improve rural and regional health services over the next three years.
“This Government has made it clear that boosting investment and services in regional NSW, particularly in health, is a top priority,” Mr Stoner said.
“The funds announcing today are aimed at improving access to health services for patients in rural and remote communities, providing services that will assist in supporting, attracting and retaining staff in rural health services, and improving the infrastructure of rural facilities.” Health Minister Jillian Skinner said that the NSW Government is committed to improving access to health services right across NSW, no matter where people live.
“Investing in health infrastructure is all about improving services for patients,” Mrs Skinner said.
“Patients, doctors, nurses and communities in [Murwillumbah will certainly benefit from the better facilities and better services that will come with this new funding.”
Thomas George welcomed today’s announcement as a great boost for local health infrastructure.
“This project is a great win for the local community that will result in improved health services for people across the region,” Mr George said.
“The upgrade of Murwillumbah is something that I have long advocated and I wholeheartedly welcome the NSW Government’s decision.
“Health is one of the many areas where the former Labor Government dropped the ball, and I am pleased to see the O’Farrell/Stoner Government is getting on with the job of fixing it.”