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Long wait for new recruits frustrates country paramedics

LONGER response times and rising call-out numbers have left the paramedics’ union pleading for more staff in the Central West. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a $ 1 billion investment into ambulance services in June last year, including 750 new paramedics and staff over a four-year period. While 200 paramedics joined the ranks during 2018/19,… Read More »

Viewpoints: Stopping Surprise Medical Bills Might Be Easier Than It Looks; Waiting To See Whatever Happens Next In Flint Water Cases

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Hill: Insurers Must Do More To Prevent Surprise Medical Bills At a time of hyper-partisanship, there is one issue around which both Republicans and Democrats have coalesced: protecting health-care patients and ending surprise billing. Since the beginning of the year, the House has… Read More »

Safety dance: Campaign to protect pedestrians near medical centres

MEDICAL centres, pharmacies and a pathology clinic are among the Bathurst businesses to have thrown their support behind a growing campaign for improved pedestrian safety in the central business district. Retired barrister Stephen Wilson is the driving force behind the push and he this week met Bathurst Regional Council’s heads of planning and engineering to… Read More »