Health

Our community’s health matters. I will advocate for capital works for our regional and rural hospitals to meet our health needs, increased funding and education for rural mental health services (including youth mental health services) and greater State Government investment in psycho-social support services. I support programs focused on developing resilience in young people in rural and regional areas and will lobby for professional well being services in schools.

The access to essential health services is a basic right. I will:

  • Advocate for support for capital works for our regional and rural hospitals who require upgrading to meet our health needs.
  • Push for increased targeted funding and education for rural mental health services including youth mental health services.
  • Advocate for programs that focus on developing resilience in young people in rural and regional areas and Lobby for access to professional wellbeing services in schools.
  • Advocate for greater State Government investment in psycho-social support services.
  • Lobby for overdue funding to address the health needs of our cross-border health service.
  • Advocate for and support investment in telehealth services to provide healthcare, professional advice and health education in our rural and remote communities.
  • Ensure that those within our community traveling out of the region for long term health care services are well supported.