Canowindra and surrounding communities will benefit from a new primary health care model to improve access to local health care and provide better continuity of care for rural patients.
On Tuesday Regional Health Minister Mark Coulton joined Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee and Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey in Canowindra to announce the new model.
Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee said the Canola Fields project will provide more effective and sustainable health services across the region.
“What is significant about this new approach in the Canola Fields is the concept has been designed locally to support the community of 2,000 people in the region who look to Canowindra for their health services,” Minister Gee said.
“I commend the leadership of Dr Ros Bullock who has been instrumental in establishing the team of health professionals and turning this concept into a fully operational model which will deliver community-orientated health services.”
The Canola Fields model has been under development for some time with the Western NSW Collaboration, which comprises the Western NSW Primary Health Network, Western NSW Local Health District, Far Western NSW Local Health District and NSW Rural Doctors Network.