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Rural health care in crisis.



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The Hon Bob Baldwin MP Federal Member for Paterson

25 June 2008

RURAL HEALTH CARE IN CRISIS

Paterson MP Bob Baldwin has told Federal Parliament the Paterson electorate is in the grip of a health crisis.

Mr Baldwin spoke on Rural and Regional Health Services in Parliament last night.

Mr Baldwin cited the need for dialysis in Port Stephens, the lack of bulk billing doctors, the promised GP super clinic having no clear timeline and the wait for public beds in the Forster Private Hospital.

Please find attached a copy of Mr Baldwin’s speech.

Media enquiries: Shelley Mexon - 0421 443 401

Bob Baldwin - 0419 694 620

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Electorate: PO Box 156 Raymond Terrace NSW 2324, 35 Sturgeon Street Raymond Terrace. Phone (02) 4983 1330 Canberra: Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Phone (02) 6277 4200

Email: bob.baldwin.mp@aph.gov.au