Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Minister's Health Check-Up

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Minister's Health Check-Up

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MARNIE JOHNSTON

news@northernstar.com

FEDERAL Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, caused a stir wherever she went yesterday, and she went a lot of places.

The minister was on the Northern Rivers to open the head office of North Coast NSW Medicare Local in Ballina, and tour the region's health services with Federal Member for Page Janelle Saffin.

They visited Lismore Base Hospital, St Vincent's Private Hospital, The Carroll Centre in East Lismore, the McDonalds Pharmacy in Casino, and Casino and District Memorial Hospital.

Ms Plibersek said she was delighted to be in the area and pleased to talk with the nurses, surgeons, medical staff and patients who will all be benefiting from the funding her department has been able to allocate to the region's health services.

aI've been able to see how much has been done here, all the new facilities a it's great to see,a she said.

Ms Plibersek also met some of the Carroll Centre's elderly clients, who were attending the centre's Healthy Aging Day. …

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