$410,000 FOR PRIORITY WORKS AT TENTERFIELD HOSPITAL
Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Nationals candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin today announced a further $410,000 for Tenterfield District Hospital to undertake maintenance works.
Mr George said he had been working closely with the Hunter New England Health District to secure the funding to continue maintenance works.
“By talking with both the community and hospital’s Health Committee a list of priority works at the facility were identified.
“This funding will cover a proposed list of maintenance including air-conditioning works, painting and upgrades to the town’s palliative care services.
“Since being in Government the Liberals and Nationals have upgraded and refurbished every health service in the Lismore electorate, including the new Bonalbo Multi-Purpose Health service and renovation of Urbenville MPS Emergency Department,” Mr George said.
Mr Curtin said patients in living in Tenterfield and west of the range will benefit from the latest renovations.
“Tenterfield’s demographic is changing and that’s why I’m committed to delivering up to date, modern and flexible health services which reflect the community’s needs.
“By working collaboratively with the hospital’s board and community, the NSW Government has been able to finalise the hospital’s priority list of works, so patients can receive the highest quality care in a comfortable environment.
“With a third of the NSW Budget now allocated to health, the Liberals and Nationals in Government are committed to delivering the best health services possible in the country,” Mr Curtin said.
In the 2018/19 NSW Budget, Tenterfield District Hospital was allocated $1 million through the Rural Health Infrastructure Program, for Emergency Department upgrades and renovations to inpatient bathroom facilities.
PHOTO: Thomas George, Member for Lismore and Austin Curtin, Nationals candidate for Lismore announce further funding for upgrades to Tenterfield Hospital