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Improving indigenous health services in Peak Hill with $250K in funding


The government is investing in improving healthcare services for Indigenous communities with Peak Hill Aboriginal Medical Service receiving $250,000 in funding.

Local Aboriginal communities will have access to improved and upgraded health services with the Peak Hill Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) receiving a $250,000 share of a record $6.9 million as part of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s Aboriginal Health Minor Capital Works Program.

The program will share the funding across 24 organisations for 45 infrastructure projects, which include upgrades to health services, refurbishments to staff accommodation and new mobile outreach vehicles.

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said that it was great to see the Peak Hill AMS receive a large share of the funding as it will go a long way to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal communities in the region.

“A key focus of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is improving access to health services and these programs go such a long way in ensuring the delivery of effective health care services to Aboriginal communities,” Mr Farraway said.

“$250,000 will fund an extensive renovation of the facility which will include renovating the reception area, improving disability access to the centre, adding a new clinic room and adding baby change rooms.

“As part of our Government’s commitment to closing the gap, it is great to see record funding to Aboriginal health services in NSW and particular in the bush.”

Regional Health Minister Bronnie Taylor said 30 of the infrastructure projects will be in regional NSW ensuring communities across the state benefit from this program.

“This program is another example of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people across rural and regional NSW,” Taylor said.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Franklin said this funding would provide Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services with the funding they need to better support their local communities with optimal services and infrastructure.

“This important funding will deliver safe and effective primary health care services to Aboriginal communities across the state which are delivered by Aboriginal people, services and specialists,” Franklin said.

Media release from Nationals Upper House MP, The Hon. Sam Farraway MLC.Note: Content has been edited for style and length.

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Ritchelle is a Content Producer for Healthcare Channel, Australia’s premier resource of information for healthcare.


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