Dedicated Palliative Space: what Orange wants and needs
Photo Caption: “I first sat down with Tracey Wilkinson (l) and Jenny Hazelton (r) of Orange Push For Palliative back in January 2017. From that moment on I have backed a dedicated palliative facility for Orange.”
Member for Orange Philip Donato MP today advised he is quietly confident that a dedicated Palliative care facility will be delivered for Orange.
“Together with Push for Palliative and the stakeholders on the palliative care committee I chair, I have been working hard to see a dedicated palliative care facility delivered for our community.” Said, Mr Donato.
“I have been lobbying government with vigour and I’ve continuously raised this issue in the New South Wales Parliament, because it is what more than half the adult population of Orange said they wanted and needed when they signed the petition.”
“I recently I spoke with the Minister for Health Brad Hazard MP, and I asked him whether the Government will support the public private model being offered by the Dudley Hospital. Mr Hazzard’s response was very encouraging and I am quietly confident that this model will be supported and become a reality in the near future.
A similar public private partnership model has proven to work effectively at Calvary Health Care in Wagga Wagga.
“I look forward to seeing our community, the passionate members of Push for Palliative and the committed, hardworking members of my committee rewarded with the news that the proposed model will be supported, funded and delivered.
“At the end of the day, it’s about delivering to the community for what they want and need.” Mr Donato said.