Canowindra is set to benefit from $6 million in funding to establish the Canowindra HealthOne facility, with an initial allocation of $500,000 in the 2021/22 NSW Budget. Meanwhile, Cowra Hospital will be receiving $2.3 million (as part of a $70.2 million project) for redevelopment.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has welcomed the news. “I am delighted this year’s Budget sees ongoing investment in Health Infrastructure projects for the Cowra region,” Steph said.
“This includes funding to ensure the Cowra Hospital redevelopment progresses, with a refreshed Cowra Clinical Services Plan having recently been signed off by the Ministry of Health. This will allow the next steps in planning to progress.”
“It is fantastic we will also see an enhancement of current health services on offer in Canowindra, which is an issue Cabonne Shire Council has raised with both myself and Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard.”
“A workshop will be held next week with local stakeholders including members of Cabonne Council, Western NSW Local Health District, the Rural Doctors Network and Western NSW Primary Health Network,” Steph finished.