SOS: Dr Mike-Lindley Jones from Tweed Heads Hospital said this campaign has been about helping local patients.
SOS: Dr Mike-Lindley Jones from Tweed Heads Hospital said this campaign has been about helping local patients. Scott Powick

Tweed doctors to work on re-elected MP Elliot

THE Tweed Hospital Medical Staff Council will continue to lobby for increased medical services for local patients.

MSC lead Dr Mike Lindley-Jones said the clinicians’ would appeal to newly re-elected Richmond MP Justine Elliot to take up their fight following their Fair Go campaign in the lead up to Saturday’s poll.

Dr Lindley-Jones said doctors wanted to raise awareness of the facility’s need for funding, with a business case to be finalised for Stage One of its upgrade in coming weeks.

How the Tweed Daily News reported on our Fair Go for the Tweed Hospital.
How the Tweed Daily News reported on our Fair Go for the Tweed Hospital. Centro Art

It’s understood doctors will be able to lobby for Federal funding through the National Stronger Regions Fund once costings are finalised.

It’s expected clinicians will lobby for more than the $48m allocated for Stage One by the State Government, as the facility is at 99% bed capacity, compared to the Sate average of 80%.

“We need to keep the pressure up on State and Federal Governments to make sure our message gets across about what we’re asking for, for the benefit of the local people,” Dr Lindley-Jones said.



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