Posted June 12th, 2024

Member for Myall Lakes Tanya Thompson has called on the Minns Labor Government to provide more support for Manning Base Hospital ahead of next week’s state budget.

$100 million was initially allocated for the Stage 2 redevelopment but rising construction costs has led to a shortfall in funding.

Mrs Thompson said the people of Myall Lakes will be left without essential healthcare if the situation is not urgently addressed.

“We have seen the Government announce a package to upgrade hospitals and healthcare facilities across the state and now we need to make sure our region gets its fair share,” Mrs Thompson said.

“Other regional hospitals like Port Macquarie have been given some funding, but so far Manning Base Hospital has missed out.

“I urge the Minns Labor Government to provide the necessary funds to complete Stages 2 and 3 of the project or the redevelopment won’t be able to proceed”.

Mrs Thompson recently met with Health Minister Ryan Park, along with the Deputy Secretary for NSW Health and representatives from Hunter New England Health to address the funding concerns.


“I have had robust discussions with Minister Park regarding healthcare in Myall Lakes, and I am pushing for more support for Manning Base Hospital in the upcoming budget,” Mrs Thompson said.


“The healthcare needs of our residents are just as important as those in other parts of the state and they deserve to have the same access to modern, high-quality services.”

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