Calls for a permanent Aboriginal medical service in western Sydney as another one goes under

A second Aboriginal health service in western Sydney is on the brink of closure, after the collapse of the Aboriginal medical service in NSW last year. The Nepean Aboriginal Health Service was set up in Penrith as a bulk-billing practice and registered charity by former employees of the Western Sydney Aboriginal Medical Service, which went into liquidation with debts of $4 million last year. Western Sydney Aboriginal Medical Service nurse unit manager John Gallagher, before the Mt Druitt service lost community control. Photo: Nick Moir But public officer Dea Thiele, who poured $500,000 of her personal superannuation into the Nepean service,…
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