NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant today joined Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and Sarah Mitchell MLC to tour the Gunnedah Hospital and confirm the NSW Government’s commitment to fund its upgrade.


Mr Grant said he was proud of the work Kevin Anderson was doing for his community, with his call for the $2 million upgrade guaranteed to improve the Gunnedah Hospital if the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government was re-elected.


“Kevin has taken the Gunnedah Hospital’s redevelopment straight to the Minister for Health and the electorate should be right behind him to ensure better services are delivered,” Mr Grant said.


“He has met with members of the community and understands what they want. The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is focused on ensuring regional communities have access to quality care closer to home. Kevin is a local Member who will get the job done.


“This pledge of funding for the local region is well deserved as the community has worked hard to fundraise for improvements to the site over the years. This hospital is a labour of love and I know how much residents appreciate this Government working hard to deliver the best health services.”


Mr Anderson said he was thrilled to show the Nationals Leader the hospital and meet with staff.


“It’s great to have the Deputy Premier in Gunnedah to update him on the issues that matter most to our local community,” Mr Anderson said.


“I have spoken out about my demands to see this hospital upgraded and I’m proud to have the support of the Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, and the Deputy Premier to make it a reality if returned to government.


“I love working for the people of my electorate and I am passionate about seeing this hospital upgraded, which will include improvements to the maternity area and general wards, in addition to replacing necessary medical equipment.


“A $2 million injection of funds under a Liberals & Nationals Government will also involve the roof being replaced and the Clinical Sterile Supply Department extended, as well as enhancing allied and community health services.


“Gunnedah is a growing community and it is my job to ensure I get the facilities it needs.”


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