Telehealth extended at 11th hour

Regional Victorians will benefit from a decision by the federal government to invest more than $2 billion to extend its national COVID-19 emergency health response for a further six months to March 31, 2021.
Bendigo Federal MP Lisa Chesters welcomed Friday’s announcement that the government would extend current telehealth arrangements but is disappointed that it’s come at the 11th hour. 
Lyttleton Street Clinic’s Dr Richard Mayes said local GPs welcomed the announcement.
“It is great news that we can continue to service the health of our community in the safest way possible during these times,” Dr Mayes said.
“It is also a timely reminder for all people to aim to return to the routine health checks and maintenance that they pursued pre-COVID times,” he said. See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.