THE Nationals in Government will increase frontline health staff by at least 3,500 full-time equivalent positions across the State over four years, Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

Following the additional $180 million commitment from Mr George last week, a re-elected Baird/Grant Government will also fund a huge boost to hospital activity, including significant additional emergency department attendances and elective surgeries over the next four years,” Mr George said.

“While the Government is delivering record hospital infrastructure, including $180million for the final stage of Lismore Hospital, I acknowledge that it is the people who work in our hospitals which make them great.

“Over the last four years, our Government has boosted the state’s clinical workforce to record levels. If re-elected on March 28, we will employ even more nurses and midwives, more doctors, more allied health professionals and more hospital support staff.

“We will also fund record numbers of emergency department attendances and elective surgeries to ensure we meet projected future demand, particularly in areas like Lismore, which are experiencing an ageing population and high population growth.

“Put simply, we will keep delivering the best care for our patients.”

Mr George said a re-elected Baird / Grant Government will boost workforce by:

“Our health workforce is essential to providing patients with world class healthcare. I am very proud that the Baird / Grant Government continues to show its commitment to support our staff and the wonderful work they do.” Mr George said.

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