MP delivers health 'ultimatum': fix 'Newcastle-centric' Hunter New England Health or sack CEO Michael DiRienzo

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
Updated March 24 2022 - 7:55am, first published 6:00am
HAPPIER TIMES: Adam Marshall called on the government to fund an upgrade of the Armidale hospital in 2014. The $60 million upgrade has been finished, but the hospital is still understaffed, he said. Photo: file

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has dramatically escalated a campaign for reform of a "Newcastle-centric" local health district, telling parliament the CEO should be sacked if he can't staff hospitals in small towns.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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