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"Our rural primary health nurse"

About: Murrumbidgee Medicare Local

(as the patient),

Libby is the Primary Health Nurse that comes to our town. I believe her support is invaluable as it allows many people to allay their anxiety by being able to ask her questions that they would otherwise have to go to the doctor for. Groups of women can come together with any concerns and ask her questions and feel heard as Libby really seems to listen to everyone and everyone gets their turn at speaking – enabling them to unload. I personally feel that I would be taking up valuable time and money if I was to have to see the doctor rather than Libby for only information. She also holds tai chi classes which I think is great for me and many other older people as it helps with our balance and can help reduce our chance of a fall. In my opinion having someone like Libby supporting our community helps keeps people in their homes, enabling them to cope better. Without a primary health nurse coming out to us we would have to travel very far as we are 50 miles out of Wagga (Ganmain). Libby gives great advice and support and is exceptionally nice.

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Response from Cate Creswick, Executive Officer, Murrumbidgee Medicare Local 11 years ago
Cate Creswick
Executive Officer,
Murrumbidgee Medicare Local
Submitted on 12/12/2012 at 4:02 PM
Published on Care Opinion at 4:41 PM

Thanks so much for your comment and I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply. We are pleased that the Rural Primary Health Service is helping you with your health needs and we are glad you enjoy the classes and information that our nurses provide. Your feedback has been passed onto Libby and the rest of the team.

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