Mary Wooldridge MP

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Country Hospitals Struggling

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Adequate health care is a vital foundation for a thriving country community. But under Daniel Andrews our country hospitals are struggling.

Annual reports just released in parliament indicate 21 Victorian hospitals are currently operating in deficit – 19 of these are located in rural and regional areas.

Daniel Andrews promised to ‘fix our hospitals’, but it is clear things are getting worse – not better.

Why is it that more often than not, when we hear of a hospital service facing cuts or struggling to retain doctors, it is in a regional area?

If Daniel Andrews is serious about creating jobs and investment in country areas, he needs to make sure we have access to reliable and well supported health care.

The Liberal-Nationals will always advocate for a fair share for country Victorians.

After the windfall $9.7 billion sale of the Port of Melbourne lease there really is no excuse for Daniel Andrews to continue neglecting the health of country people.

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