Patients at Young District Hospital are benefitting from the installation of a new cutting-edge CT scanner thanks to a $1 million investment from the NSW Nationals.
The installation of the new CT scanner is offering emergency and inpatient services for Young and surrounding hospitals.
Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has visited Young District Hospital to inspect the new CT scanner and speak with staff.
“It was a pleasure to visit the Young District Hospital to not only see the new CT scanner in its permanent home, but to hear from our wonderful staff about the difference this cutting-edge new imaging equipment will have on patient diagnosis, care, and outcomes,” Ms Cooke said.
“Patients in Young and neighbouring areas will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart, and other medical conditions.”
Nationals Minister for Regional Health, Bronnie Taylor, said the NSW Nationals are focused on improving health services for people living in rural and regional NSW.
“The NSW Government has committed a record $11.9 billion investment towards building and upgrading our State’s health infrastructure over the next four years, with nearly a third of that being spent in the regions on important health facilities like Young Hospital,” Mrs Taylor said.
Other major projects across the Cootamundra electorate include:
- $80 million Temora Hospital Redevelopment.
- $110.2 million Cowra Hospital Redevelopment.
- Six new, and three upgraded, ambulance stations delivered through the Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program, including stations at Ardlethan, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Cowra, Grenfell, Harden, Temora, West Wyalong and Young.