Open letter to Jillian Skinner NSW Minister for Health
I saw your recent TV segment talking about stroke units and the value of early treatment (within four hours) in reducing disability and costs.
The TV item also noted that there would be 20 stroke units in regional NSW and mentioned a number of regional locations - but not Bega.
As I have been previously advised by the Southern NSW Local Health District that the new SE Regional hospital near Bega, scheduled to open in 2016, will have a stroke unit - I would appreciate you confirming to me that Bega will have a stroke unit in the new hospital.
Alternatively, if not, please explain to me and the local community, why not.
Thank you for your attention to this request.