Jim Agnew OAM leads the crowd up the new ramp installed at Maclean Hospital at its official opening. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Jim Agnew OAM leads the crowd up the new ramp installed at Maclean Hospital at its official opening. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

Agnew ramps up campaign to improve Maclean Hospital access

YOU would be forgiven for thinking that after securing an ambulance station and a health clinic for the area; Jim Agnew's talents were wasted on a ramp.

But as he walked along the entrance to Maclean Hospital - officially opened yesterday along with a new park - he said it was every bit as vital.

"These types of things are what people need," Mr Agnew said.

"There are nearly 5000 people in the area over 65, and to not have an easy way for them to get to the hospital was just ridiculous."

Faced with this challenge, Mr Agnew enlisted the help of Maclean Rotary which funded over $37,000 for the two projects and received help from Clarence Valley Council to make up the rest.

"The local Rotary has been great supporters of health in the area," Mr Agnew said.

"They've attracted a lot of other things for this hospital as well as what you see here."

As for his next project, Mr Agnew said there was always something in the wings.

"These types of things just keep me going. I just like to help out."



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