Armidale and Inverell projects just the beginning
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall says he will have the redevelopment of Moree District Hospital firmly in his sights if re-elected on March 28, following funding commitments last week of $90 million to redevelop Armidale and Inverell Hospitals.
“In the 21 months since I was elected I’ve been working hard with the communities of Armidale and Inverell to secure the $90 million in commitments to redevelop both ageing hospitals, and if re-elected I want to do the same for Moree,” Mr Marshall said.
“These redevelopments will be ‘game-changers’ for the Armidale and Inverell district communities, underpinning their economic growth and social wellbeing.
“In my view the Moree district communities are also entitled to the very best in health and patient care.
“Based on my experience and record with Armidale and Inverell projects, I have a plan to see our health facilities here in Moree upgraded too, should I be given the chance to work with the local community in a little under two weeks’ time.”
Mr Marshall said he had already had several discussions and meetings with clinicians and management about the potential scope of a redevelopment of the hospital.
He said he would work with the local community and health stakeholders to secure new operating theatres and sterilising unit, a new emergency department and new and expanded renal dialysis and chemotherapy units.
“With in excess of 9,000 presentations at the emergency department each year, Moree hospital is a very busy facility,” Mr Marshall said.
“I know the staff are doing a brilliant job but they are restricted by the ageing infrastructure of the hospital.
“If re-elected on March 28 I want to work hard with locals to secure for Moree what we have already for Armidale and Inverell – funding to deliver a first-class hospital and services.”