Liberal leader Steven Marshall visits Port Pirie

HEALTH: Liberal leader Steven Marshall, right, with medical student Emma Kelly, University of Adelaide Professor Dr David Mills and Frome candidate Kendall Jackson.
HEALTH: Liberal leader Steven Marshall, right, with medical student Emma Kelly, University of Adelaide Professor Dr David Mills and Frome candidate Kendall Jackson.

Regional health care policy was on the agenda when state Liberal Party leader Steven Marshall visited Port Pirie on Thursday.

He told of his South Australian Healthy Towns Challenge policy – a $1 million investment in rural health care during a four-year term. The policy, which is a part of a broader health care plan, sees five grants up to the value of $50,000 each year on offer for regional towns to support community health initiatives.

Mr Marshall said that non-government organisations would partner with community groups to apply for the grants.

He said that the plan offered regional communities the opportunity to take greater control over health matters which were specific to their local area.

Mr Marshall also toured Nyrstar smelter.