Michelle Rowland fights for better health care North-West Sydney

Michelle Rowland MP

Michelle Rowland MP

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by StreetCorner Staff
22/10/2010

Direct from the office of Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland, who has reaffirmed her commitment to fighting for better health care for our community in a speech to Parliament.

In a fighting speech to Parliament, Ms Rowland outlined why our community needs more health resources to address population growth and relatively high mortality and presentation rates in areas such as cardiovascular disease and respiratory illness.

“The community I represent is a region in great need of the best quality health services,” Ms Rowland told the Parliament.

“The Government’s historic health reforms provide the perfect opportunity to address these disparities and respond to the growing health needs of West and North West Sydney. “It is an opportunity we cannot afford to squander. We must get it right.”

Ms Rowland outlined some of the investments that have been made by the Government to local health services, including – $15 million for the Blacktown GP Super Clinic to take pressure of Blacktown Hospital’s emergency department $17.6 million for the construction of the UWS Clinical Education School to train more medical professionals for our region $4.2 million for 18 additional beds at Blacktown Hospital, and $854,000 for new equipment at Blacktown Hospital.

“But there is much more to do and local residents can be assured that I will continue to be a strong fighter on their behalf to improve local health services.”

“I said I would fight for our community when it comes to better health services and that’s exactly what I’m doing,” Ms Rowland said following the speech.

Ms Rowland praised local health administrators for the work they do to provide the best possible health care for our community.

“It is my objective to work with the Member for Chifley, Ed Husic, and with the staff of Blacktown Hospital to ensure better health services are delivered.”

PLEASE NOTE: the above is a media release.

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