SINGLETON, NSW —
New South Wales does not need another inquiry into its health system. Problems are clearly evident without an inquiry and need immediate rectification. It’s not like this is a new awakening for there are major problems facing people in need of medical care in the regions. A talkfest is an excuse to do nothing in the interim. And aren’t politicians good at stalling making decisions?
The Hunter New England Health District is notoriously problem-riddled institutionally ingrained. Look within who runs HNEH.
Now the situation has arisen of at least four local general practitioners (GPs) have resigned from Singleton Hospital.
Singleton is about 220km north of Sydney in the Hunter region.
This comes at a time when the crisis facing rural and regional health services is the focus of a state parliamentary inquiry established in September 2020 to report on health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote NSW.
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