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A health expert says rural hospitals have been left off Andrew Little's Christmas list.
The Government is giving hospitals more than half a billion dollars for upgrades and to help them support more Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients.
The Rural GP Network says the provinces have been left out, with some rural hospitals not getting any funding at all.
Rural Health Clinical Director Dr Jeremy Webber told Tim Dower they're calling out for more resources.
“Staffing is huge issue in the rural across the board, so we’ve got a huge reliance on locals so it’s a real strain for our department and this is reflected across the country.”