Ryan launches petition to reinstate imaging services
14 May 2019
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has launched a petition urging the Andrews Labor Government to reinstate imaging services at Euroa Medical Family Practice.
Ms Ryan said that the petition called on the government to provide funding for new imaging equipment to ensure local residents have access to imaging services in Euroa.
“The withdrawal of imaging services in Euroa in July last year is a real blow to the community and one which I had hoped that the Andrews Labor Government would seek to solve,” Ms Ryan said.
“Euroa residents have been left with no other option but to travel out of town for imaging appointments, with some family members having to take a full day off work to transport elderly parents to and from Shepparton.
“Previous services provided by Goulburn Valley Imaging three days a week meant that health conditions and injuries could be diagnosed and treated quickly and with minimal costs to local patients.
“A $200,000 grant to purchase a new x-ray and ultrasound machine would see these services restored to the local community. It is extremely disappointing that Labor won’t even try to bridge this gap.
“The Minister for Health refused to meet with concerned residents to discuss funding to reinstate this service, sweeping it under the rug as a private matter and not one for government to action.
“This petition gives the Euroa community the opportunity to call for immediate action by the Andrews Labor Government to address this issue and restore imaging services.”
To obtain a copy of the petition, please phone 5762 1600 or download it here.