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GRIFFITH MAYOR REFUTES CLAIMS THE NEW HOSPITAL WILL NOT OFFER ORTHOPAEDIC SERVICES

Griffith City Council mayor John Dal Broi has refuted claims made by Helen Dalton that he stated at the Council meeting on Tuesday, 25 September that “a new Griffith Base Hospital will not employ a single doctor to treat broken bones and fractures”.

In response to statements issued by Mrs Dalton and reported in some sections of the media, Councillor Dal Broi has moved to assure residents that work was currently being undertaken to make sure the new hospital would offer orthopaedic services.

“I never made that statement during Council’s ordinary meeting on Tuesday 25 September, as Mrs Dalton claims,” Cr Dal Broi said.

“That is simply untrue. At no stage did I say that our new hospital wouldn’t have orthopedic services.

“What I did say was, that while Murrumbidgee Local Health District aren’t currently advertising the position, they are working with St Vincents to attract orthopaedic surgeons to Griffith. This is able to be listened to on the audio recording on the Council website.

“I want to assure the community that I’m doing everything in my power to make sure orthopedic services are provided at the hospital.”

Councillor Dal Broi said attracting specialist services to Griffith was essential.

 

 

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