Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Nampijinpa Price
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, have welcomed the completion of upgrades to the Gove District Hospital Emergency Department, funded by the Federal Coalition Government, delivering better health care for the people of Gove.
“The Coalition Government provided funding of $7.7 million from the Health and Hospital Fund (HHF) towards the $10.7 million Gove District Hospital upgrades for the refurbishment of the Emergency Department, Specialist Outpatient Clinic and Patient Services area,” Senator Scullion said.
Mrs Price said the upgrades would provide improved patient monitoring capabilities and emergency healthcare for the people of East Arnhem.
“Upgrades to the Emergency Department included work within the resuscitation room, treatment bays and triage areas to enhance efficiencies and access to emergency care. The improvements will provide ease of access and improved functionality for both patients and hospital staff,” Mrs Price said.
“The Country Liberals are absolutely committed to ensuring Territorians, including those living in the bush, have access to high quality health care, and we are delivering on this commitment.
“As well as improved healthcare for the people of Nhulunbuy and the Gove region, these upgrades also created 35 local jobs.”
The Specialist Outpatient Clinic opened to the public in August, followed by the opening of the new Emergency Department in September.
The Australian and Northern Territory Governments funded the redevelopment works.
Senator Scullion said the Country Liberals were delivering better health services for Territorians.
“The Coalition Government is absolutely committed to ensuring Territorians have access to the same level of amenity as people living in other parts of Australia,” Senator Scullion said.
“CLP funded and delivered initiatives such as the new meningococcal vaccine programme for teenagers, the new MRI licence for Royal Darwin Hospital announced at the weekend, the $15 million to build the new PET scanner and cyclotron, as well as our $2 billion Commonwealth funding boost for NT public hospitals over five years (a 50 per cent increase) shows only the Country Liberals can be trusted to deliver better health care for Territorians.”