Regional health concerns fall on deaf ears

Thursday, 3rd March 2022

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy spoke in Parliament expressing his utter disappointment and growing concern for residents across the Ovens Valley whose health dilemmas continue to be constantly ignored by Premier Andrews.

Mr McCurdy said, “The lack of investment in health services across regional Victoria has hit an all time low.

“Ambulance wait times have become absolutely blown out and elective surgery has also blown out, even our regional doctors are fully booked and not taking new patients, our aged care facilities are desperate for more support, and this list unfortunately goes on and on.

“I have been calling for more support to our regional health systems for years and it just falls on deaf ears.”

He continued, “Places like Cobram Hospital that still doesn’t have dialysis chairs available, Yarrawonga, or even Bright; these smaller communities urgently need investment.

“Enough is enough Premier Andrews. It’s time our smaller towns are put on the map when it comes to the Victorian Governments funding decisions.”

Mr McCurdy will continue to bring these matters before Parliament.


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