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  • More People To Benefit From Elective Surgery Funding Boost

    Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced that more people in the Mid North Coast Local Health District will now have quicker access to elective surgery, thanks to a $3 million injection by the State Government.“This will mean that more people will get quicker access to common elective surgeries like hip and knee replacements at Port Macquarie Base Hospital for orthopaedic patients across the region,” Mrs Williams said.“In September 2017, Minister for Health Br...  Read More...

  • Parents Encouraged To Apply For New $100 Active Kids Voucher

    Thousands of local school children are among those across the state now eligible for the NSW Government’s new $100 Active Kids program.Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said all parents with school aged children will have help with sporting and fitness-related costs.“No parent should have to second guess if they can afford this year’s sport and other fitness activity fees. We want to get kids moving and remove barriers to playing sport,” Mrs Williams said.Premier...  Read More...

  • Making NSW Roads Safer

    Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today released the NSW Government’s Road Safety Plan, which includes a range of measures aimed at reducing the road toll after 392 people lost their lives on NSW roads in 2017.The comprehensive package addresses speeding, drink driving, drug driving, driver distraction, driver fatigue, truck safety and funding to improve safety on country roads.Mrs Williams said the Road Safety Plan is a concerted effort to save lives by making sure roads and vehi...  Read More...

  • Port Macquarie Locals Running For Cancer Research

    Local MP Leslie Williams is dusting off her runners to help fund cancer research by training with the Can Too Foundation for the SMH Half Marathon.Mrs Williams MP is spearheading the initiative and is excited for the opportunity to join a professionally coached training program that will transform the lives of Port Macquarie locals – and is challenging friends and neighbours to join her.“As a former nurse, I’ve seen firsthand how important new and innovative cancer treatments a...  Read More...

  • Aboriginal Nursing Scholarships

    Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health, Leslie Williams, today announced that Aboriginal people seeking financial support in their studies to become a nurse or midwife can now apply for a NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship.“The scholarships provide up to $1,000 per subject for Aboriginal students studying a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery degree and up to $15,000 for Aboriginal registered nurses or midwives undertaking postgraduate studies,” ...  Read More...

  • Construction Starts On New Mental Health Unit

    The start of construction on the new $17.5 million Mental Health Unit at Port Macquarie was officially celebrated today, marking an exciting new chapter in mental health services for the local community.Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health and Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams turned the first sod alongside mental health experts and staff from Port Macquarie Base Hospital.“I’m very excited about construction starting for our new facility which will operate as...  Read More...

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