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PRIME MINISTER URGED TO BLOCK HOSPITAL MERGERS

PRIME MINISTER URGED TO BLOCK HOSPITAL MERGERS

The Prime Minister has been urged to intervene in a Victorian Government plan to merge country hospital and health service providers, which will lead to reduced access to services in smaller Gippsland towns. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said he was...
PARKRUN: JOIN THE MOVEMENT

PARKRUN: JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is encouraging more locals to join in regular exercise at the Lakes Entrance parkrun or to consider volunteering for the popular event. “There’s a role for everyone at parkrun,” Mr Chester said. “Of...
EXPANDED HOSPITAL TAKING SHAPE

EXPANDED HOSPITAL TAKING SHAPE

Friday July 14, 2023 The redevelopment of Latrobe Regional Hospital is well underway with contractors working hard to make sure the hospital can continue to function as the project is delivered. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the major redevelopment...
PHARMACY CHANGES A RISK TO SERVICES

PHARMACY CHANGES A RISK TO SERVICES

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is supporting local pharmacists who have warned there will be job losses and service cuts under the Labor Government’s changes to dispensing of some prescription medicines. Mr Chester has received letters of concern from...

GIPPSLAND BENEFITS FROM BOOST TO BULK BILLING

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the Federal Government’s investment of more than $65 million to boost bulk billing rebates from January 1, 2022. Mr Chester said the funding would provide more affordable healthcare for patients in regional,...