Federal government passes buck on GP Access funding in letter from Health Minister Greg Hunt's Chief of Staff to Newcastle MP Sharon Claydon

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
Updated November 24 2021 - 10:16pm, first published 4:30am
CAMPAIGN: Dr Annette Carruthers, Dr Charles Robinson, Meryl Swanson MP, Sharon Claydon MP and Dr Lee Fong with the petition. Behind them are Joel Fitzgibbon MP, Daniel Repacholi and Pat Conroy MP. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The federal government has refused to commit extra funding to save GP Access After Hours from the closure of its Mater Hospital clinic and reduced hours of others in response to a request from Newcastle MP Sharon Claydon.


Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton


Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.

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