Thousands sign centre petition

THE PUSH for a comprehensive medical centre to be built in Yamba appears to have strong community support behind it with a petition organised by lower Clarence health advocate, Jim Agnew, already gathering thousands of signatures in just over a week.

Mr Agnew said a medical centre was needed in Yamba which could provide essential services such as kidney dialysis to Lower Clarence residents.

The idea for the petition was a result of NSW Opposition Leader, Barry O’Farrell’s recent promise any petition presented to parliament with at least 10,000 signatures would be treated as a matter or urgency.

Mr Agnew said the campaign was well on its way to achieving this goal.

“It’s going pretty well; in a week we’ve got somewhere near 3000 signatures – it’s an awesome start,” he said.

The idea for the petition was an outcome of a Lower Clarence health forum held on March 11 where Mr Agnew said strong support was shown from all in attendence for the proposed medical centre..

For more information on where to sign the petition or how to help during the campaign, contact Mr Agnew on 0419 193 525.



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