Steph Cooke stands under the sign for the Cowra Health Service. She wears a pale blue jacket and smiles at the camera. The hospital entrance can be seen in the background.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is inviting community members to share their views on the future health needs of Cowra.

The Western NSW Local Health District is currently refreshing the Clinical Services Plan for Cowra Health Service, which will help inform the Cowra Hospital redevelopment.

Ms Cooke is hosting a series of drop-in sessions in Cowra’s surrounding villages to meet with the community and hear their views, which will be shared with the WNSWLHD.

Session dates and times:

·         20 July, 5-6pm, Montrose House, Canowindra

·         21 July, 5-6pm, Gooloogong Country Club

·         22 July, 5-6pm, Wyangala Country Club

·         23 July, 5-6pm, Woodstock Memorial Hall

Ms Cooke said she was keen to paint a clear picture of the needs of Cowra’s surrounding communities.

“I am passionate about this project and that’s why I want to ensure everyone in our community has the opportunity to share their views on what facilities are needed,” Ms Cooke said.

“Pop in and have a chat to help inform the Western NSW Local Health District’s consultation and help shape the Cowra Hospital redevelopment.”

Social distancing measures will be in place, and anyone displaying flu-like  symptoms is encouraged to stay home and express their views via phone or email.

For more information contact 02 6382 2399 or cootamundra@parliament.nsw.gov.au