Have your say on hospital services
RESIDENTS concerned about hospitals services in the Clarence and Richmond valleys are being invited to have their say at free community consultation sessions organised by the NSW Opposition and which take place on Monday, July 19.
Clarence Nationals MP Steve Cansdell decided to organise the forums after the State and Federal Governments declared that improvements to NSW Hospitals would start being felt immediately on July 1, following the signing of the Health Reform Agreement between NSW Premier Kristina Keneally and then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in April.
“Early indications are that nothing has changed, but we need to get a fuller picture,” Mr Cansdell said.
Mr Cansdell said he would be accompanied by the NSW Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health Jenny Gardiner who had considerable expertise on the subject, and that he had also directly invited key local hospital stakeholders.
The meeting will be held upstairs at the Casino RSM Club, Crown Room, at 3pm.
Mr Cansdell said residents who could not attend a community consultation meeting could still have their say by contacting his office or going online to www.startthechange.com.au/healthreform.
Other community consultations meetings were also being planned by Mr Cansdell’s North Coast Nationals colleagues, Thomas George, Don Page and Geoff Provest in their respective electorates.