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Bulk-billing rate rises to 86.6 per cent

The bulk-billing rate for doctors' services in the Robertson electorate has risen to 86.6 per cent in the six months to December.

This was three per cent higher than Labor ever achieved, according to Liberal Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks.

This was equivalent to 72,679 more GP services delivered to locals at no cost, she said.

She said the Government had also tackled the GP shortage on the Peninsula with "funding for a working group to address an urgent need for more local doctors".

"Already, three more doctors are now on the front line, plus another four GP registrars have commenced, with more to come."

She said there were "major NSW Government upgrades to Gosford Hospital ($348M) and Wyong Hospital ($200M) which are already under construction".

"The Central Coast Medical School and Research Institute is an $85 million collaboration with the NSW Government and University of Newcastle, and includes a $45 million investment from the Federal Government.

"The Coalition has increased funding to Central Coast Hospitals by 64 per cent, to over $220M, since Labor were in Government this means more doctors, more nurses and more services," said Ms Wicks.

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