Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, right, with Regional Health Minister Bronnie Taylor today.
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
MINISTER for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor will visit the region next week, meeting key health stakeholders, staff, doctors and community leaders in Armidale, Inverell and Glen Innes, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.
On the back of growing momentum in the push for better health services and more than 5,000 signatures so far on a community petition, Mr Marshall said he was delighted Minister Taylor had accepted an invitation to discuss concerns about current staffing and service levels in the region and possible solutions, in person.
“I am delighted the Minister has confirmed her visit to our region next Wednesday,” Mr Marshall said.
“I appreciate her genuine interest in our concerns and willingness to hear these firsthand and discuss possible solutions with our local health staff and community leaders.
“Seeing the current situation and hearing the concerns in person is crucial to understanding the strain our nurses and health workers are under and the very real frustrations of the community
“I look forward to hosting Minister Taylor next week and working constructively with her on some practical solutions to the issues we’re experiencing with health staffing levels and services.
“As I’ve said before, good quality local health services are essential to our region’s future and something everyone is entitled to, no matter where they live.”