Boost for Wyoming

Women’s Health Centre

The NSW Government has reached a major milestone in delivering on its commitment to boost funding for Women’s Health Centres across NSW to ensure they are properly resourced to provide essential health and wellbeing services.

Wyoming Women's Health Centre.

20 March 2024

 

A FUNDING increase of $34.3 million, announced in the 2023-24 State Budget has been allocated to 19 Women’s Health Centres, including Central Coast Women’s Health Centre, Wyoming in The Entrance electorate.

 

During the state election the NSW Government committed to boosting funding for Women’s Health Centres to $100 million over five years to support the essential community-based healthcare and domestic violence support they provide to women and children.

 

Premier Chris Minns said the funding "is a vital investment to ensure women have access to key health services across our state.

 

“We are proud to be making this announcement and to continue working to ease the pressure on our hospital system, as well as boost healthcare services available to women in New South Wales.”

 

Minister for Health Ryan Park said that with more than $34 million being invested, we can ensure more women across NSW have access to this incredibly important service.

 

“We’re committed to improving access to healthcare services for women and this significant funding enhancement will help these centres continue to provide important health-related care and support services across NSW," he said.

 

$3,484,000 has been allocated to Central Coast Women’s Health Centre, Wyoming.

 

The Women’s Health Centre Program provides face-to-face support to an average of 50,000 women across NSW each year. Women from low income and other priority backgrounds, including women who have experienced domestic violence, make up the majority of Women’s Health Centre clients.

 

Member for The Entrance, David Mehan said “The Women’s Health Centre Program provides face-to-face support to an average of 50,000 women across NSW each year – and I’m so pleased more women in our community are set to benefit from this important Budget boost.

 

“This $3,484,000 for Central Coast Women’s Health Centre, Wyoming by the NSW Government will mean women in The Entrance electorate will have greater access to these vital services including increased counselling, extending centre service hours and the introduction of new case management services.”

 

Theresa Mason, CEO Central Coast Women’s Health Centre, said “The population of the coast has increased by 45% since the Central Coast Community Women's Health Centre was first established and funded.

 

"This increased funding means we can operate our services sustainably, restore and grow much needed counselling, groups and women's health services across all three centres to reduce waiting lists and improve health outcomes for women and girls.”

 

Minister for Women Jodie Harrison said that these centres were vital in providing a safe place for women who might otherwise fall through the cracks and are critical in removing barriers to health care by providing women the care they need in their own communities.

 

CEO Women’s Health NSW Denele Crozier made it clear that the investment will see an immediate increase in essential health services for vulnerable and at risk women in need, provide sustainability to the sector and stability to the workforce.

 

“Women who come to our services need specialised care. The work we do and will continue to do will save lives,” she said.

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