Urgent care commitment on track to flop

The Nationals WA have expressed concerns over the Labor Government’s GP Urgent Care Clinic Network with recent data collected showing the cost of the 2019 initiative failing to reflect any significant results. In September last year, the State Government announced the 18-month pilot program as a commitment to ease pressure on busy hospital emergency departments…

Shortage of hospital doctors continues

In a follow-up to last year’s concerning discovery of reduced doctor availability at regional hospitals, regional patients are still suffering a lack of access to emergency care and treatment. The Nationals WA Health spokesperson Martin Aldridge recently questioned the Labor Government to determine if there had been any improvement to the shocking finding in 2019…

Voluntary assisted dying bill passes with regional amendments

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has today completed its passage through the Legislative Council before returning to the Legislative Assembly next week for further consideration of amendments. Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge, who supported the carriage of the historic legislation, welcomed the improvements that better recognise the difficulty in delivering end of…

Regional palliative care funding welcome

The Nationals WA welcome today’s announcement to further invest in regional palliative care services ahead of a debate commencing next week on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. Health spokesperson Hon Martin Aldridge MLC says any increase in healthcare is welcome in rural communities but is concerned the State Government’s announcement of more palliative support is…