Palliative care boost for MLHD

New specialist position created

4 December 2017

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The Murrumbidgee Local Health District will soon have a new palliative care specialist, with the state government announcing it’s funded new specialist positions at nine Local Health Districts across the state.

Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Leslie Williams, says it’s part of the government’s biggest ever palliative care investment of $100 million over the next four years.

Ms Williams says the 2017-18 Budget also committed $795,000 for two rural palliative care relief positions to support specialists and GPs in hospital and in the community, with an expression of interest to be undertaken to identify which areas will host those two positions.

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