Dubbo respiratory clinic doors opening Monday

Photo Caption: Front (L-R) – Dr Nahid Sinha; Dr Sunil Jacob (DMAHG); Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton; Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders. Back (L-R) – Jen Hearne; Sarah Wiegold (nurses); Dr Mina Ayad (DMAHG). Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton has announced patients will be able to visit Dubbo’s…

Rural Aussies urged to keep up medical care during COVID-19

Federal Regional Health Minister Mark Coulton is urging Australians to keep their health in check during the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to seek medical treatment and care. Chairing the 5th special rural health COVID-19 roundtable today with key rural and indigenous health stakeholders, Minister Coulton heard reports of people delaying accessing essential health care and…

COVIDSafe app: Federal Member urges community to get on board

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging people in his electorate to download the Australian Government’s COVID-19 mobile app which launched yesterday. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton is urging people in his electorate to download the Australian Government’s COVID-19 mobile application which launched yesterday. Mr Coulton…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Critical medical support during COVID-19, Elective surgery restrictions eased, 3 million additional flu vaccines

Photo Caption: Pictured at the recent announcement of a $52.8 million aeromedical retrieval package – Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) with RFDS Federation Executive Director, Frank Quinlan (left) and RFDS South Eastern Section CEO, Greg Sam (right).   Critical medical support during COVID-19 Early…

Contracts signed to pave way for Dubbo Respiratory Clinic

Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton said he is thrilled that contracts have been signed to pave the way for a GP-led COVID-19 respiratory clinic to open in Dubbo. Mr Coulton met with local doctors to tour the clinic site earlier this week, which is being assembled by Dubbo Medical…

First rural SA COVID-19 GP respiratory clinic opens

The first GP-led respiratory clinic in country South Australia established as part of the Australian Government’s $2.4 billion health package to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak has opened today in Clare. The Government has committed to establishing up to 100 GP-led respiratory clinics around the country to assess patients with mild to moderate COVID-19-like symptoms. Federal…

$52m injection for rural COVID-19 aeromedical retrievals

A $52.8 million aeromedical retrieval package to support rural and remote communities during the COVID-19 health emergency was announced today by Federal Regional Health Minister, Mark Coulton. Minister Coulton, making the announcement at the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) base in Dubbo today, said the Australian Government’s investment of close to $53 million will increase…

Regional media to receive relief

The Federal Government today announced a suite of measures to help sustain Australian media businesses as they work to keep regional communities informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister for Regional Communications and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the measures include: • Tax relief – A 12-month waiver of spectrum tax for commercial television and…

First regional NSW COVID-19 respiratory clinic opens in Wagga Wagga

The first rural GP-led COVID-19 respiratory clinic in New South Wales officially opened today at Wagga Wagga’s Glenrock Country Practice. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said the new respiratory clinic, assembled at Dr Ayman Shenouda’s practice, was part of the Australian Government’s $2.4…

Narrabri, Boggabri doctors supported to extend medical training

Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton has welcomed the news that three doctors in his electorate are being supported by the Federal Government to extend their medical training while continuing to work in their communities. “Congratulations to Drs Kumosha Abeyweera and Salma Hanif of the Boggabri Medical Centre, and Dr…