Funding welcomed by state government – Local News – News – General – Bega District Newseastern regi

COMMUNITIES across south-eastern NSW and local clinicians will benefit from better health services with the announcement of funding for the redevelopment of the South East Regional Hospital in Bega, Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said.Im delighted to see the Federal Government contributing to this priority project, its vital hospitals like Bega get the funding they deserve, Mrs Skinner said.This is something that the Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, and I have been calling for since 2005.We made commitments during the election campaign, we wrote to the Federal Government in February to outline our plans for regional hospital upgrades, I recently met with the Federal Health Minister and we are delivering on our promises.I have made it clear from the outset that providing the necessary funding for vital upgrades of regional hospitals like Bega is high on my priority list.The re-development of the South East Regional Hospital will include a new integrated and community health service including a broad range of acute, sub-acute, emergency and ambulatory services.There will also be a regional in-patient mental health service and clinical support services including medical imaging, pharmacy and pathology.Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, said it was ntastic to finally see the money on the tablFunding welcomed by state government – Local News – News – General – Bega District Newseastern regie.This was a big priority of mine; I have stressed the need for the upgrade for many years on behalf of communities across south-easterneastern regional health authority NSW, he said.To secure the funding for such a vital project is great news and it will deliver huge benefits to the region.Its absolutely vital that regional areas like ours receive access to high quality health services and I look forward to the day the region can benefit from what will be an outstanding cility.

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