Rural and regional healthcare 'at breaking point', says Greg Donnelly

Gabriel Fowler
By Gabriel Fowler
Updated May 5 2022 - 7:45am, first published 3:30am
The inquiry was told all ENT (ear, nose and throat) services - interventions and surgeries, must take place at the John Hunter Hospital, at Maitland, or in Gosford, contributing to waits in some areas of up to three years.

REGIONAL and rural communities are now at "breaking point", with "significantly poorer health outcomes" compared to their city counterparts, including higher chronic disease and premature death rates, a parliamentary inquiry has found.

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Gabriel Fowler

Gabriel Fowler

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Experienced journalist covering areas including court, community and social welfare, justice, the environment, and broader investigations. Gabriel.Fowler@newcastleherald.com.au

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