Jindabyne's Health Professionals Get Ministers' Ear
Member for Monaro, Steve Whan said the current and future health needs of Jindabyne were the focus of a visit by the Minister for Health, the Hon Ryan Park MP, to Jindabyne on Wednesday (6 Sep).
Steve Whan said “I’ve been talking to the Minister for a while about the need for our health services and emergency response to adjust to the changes we have seen in Jindabyne. Jindabyne is not a sleepy town in summer anymore, it is a year-round destination with a rapidly growing population.
“One key thing that shocked me when I was re-elected as Member for Monaro, was to find out that the previous Governments SAP planning for Jindabyne had not involved any planning with health.
“I’ve had a receptive ear from the Minister, he is a regular visitor to our area with a lot of local links.
“The visit allowed the Minister to hear first-hand from local health employees and others at the Health One clinic.
“He then heard from our ambulance paramedics about what they need to see happen to be able to cater for the year round demand the community now has.
“This was a quiet listening visit to hear directly from the people on the front line. The Minister and I will be working with Southern Health local health district on their service planning for Jindabyne and working to address some of these longer-term issues”.
Further information: Steve Whan 0429780883
8 September 2023