Bingara MPS officially opened

August 27, 2009

NSW Minister for Health, John Della Bosca, was in Bingara on Monday to perform the official opening of the Bingara Multi Purpose Service. Earlier in the morning, Mr. Della Bosca performed the opening of the Warialda  MPS.“Every Australian, no matter who they is entitled to first class healthcare,” Mr. Della Bosca said.

Bingara Health Service Manager, Sue Mack, Mark Beesley, NSW Ambulance Service Western Divisional Manager, Sue Blacklock who performed the welcome to country, Local Health Advisory committee chairperson, Jenny Hawkins, member for New England Tony Windsor, Minister for Health, John Della Bosca, Member for Northern Tablelands, Richard Torbay, CEO of Hunter New England Health, Dr. Nigel Lyons, and Tamworth based MLC, Christine Robertson.

The MPS, he said,solves a problem that many of our smaller regional centres, like much of Australia, face, that is, people are getting older. “The communities are faced with both an aged population and still has acute care health needs. This collaboration between the Commonwealth and the state government, the local government, Mayor Tremain and his Councillors, the Ambulance Service in NSW, local general practioners, local health people working through this MPS to deliver first class health care services,” Mr. Della Bosca said.

“It is also your gateway to one of the worlds best health systems,” he added. “These facilities provide truly integrated, modern health care including aged care, acute hospital care and community health,” the Minister said. Other speakers at the opening included CEO Of Hunter New England Health, Dr. Nigel Lyons, Health Advisory Committee chair, Jenny Hawkins, Health Service Manager,Sue Mack, Member for Northern Tablelands, Richard Torbay and Member for New England, Tony Windsor.