Health reform needed

A DEBATE over health care in Australia could see the biggest shake-up of the system in decades, after a report released yesterday called for a Federal Government takeover of some key areas.

Already the politicians are using the issue to deflect criticism of their own failings, declaring it all about the public and the clinicians.

Of course it is, sadly though for us in NSW, that has not been the case for many years. We have suffered from a succession of inept ministers, who found it all to easy to blame others when the problems mounted.

The National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission has called for a Commonwealth takeover of primary care but has stopped short of recommending the same step for hospitals. Given the state of hospital management in NSW, we wonder why.

Regions declared big winners in SCU funding deal

ALL SMILES: Professor Shoemaker is thrilled by the deal struck with the Federal Government.

Funding deal puts Allied Health campus in Coffs back on track

Swimmer missing at Valla while others rescued along Coast

An IRB is searching the waters at Valla Beach for a missing swimmer.

Search for missing man caught in Valla rip will start again at 6am.

Axemen start season with bang in 9s

The Hoey Moey Tooheys Coffs Coast 9s final at Geoff King Motors Park was played between Group 2 rivals the Coffs Harbour Comets and the Orara Valley Axemen who won 12-10. Nines rugby league 17 February 2018 Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Promised improvement more than just empty words after Coffs Coast 9s

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