GALLERY: Obese community continue fight for Camden Hospital obesity clinic services

Members of the Camden Obesity Support Council gathered outside Camden Hospital to perform their exercises in a show of support to retain services at the Metabolic Rehabilitation Clinic. Picture: Sam Venn
Members of the Camden Obesity Support Council gathered outside Camden Hospital to perform their exercises in a show of support to retain services at the Metabolic Rehabilitation Clinic. Picture: Sam Venn

The Obesity Support Council has ramped up its campaign for more services at the Camden Hospital based obesity clinic with a protest outside Camden Hospital recently.

The council’s members carried out their own exercise classes in front of the hospital, where the clinic is based, to show their support for the metabolic rehabilitation program which they say is being wound down as a result of its funding body, Medicare Local, closing.

Council chairwoman Lyn Farrell said she had received a letter from the federal health minister Sussan Ley saying transitional funding was available to continue services like an exercise physiologist until Primary Health Network took over from Medicare Local.

Primary Health Network did not respond to the Advertiser’s request for comment.

‘‘Medicare Local has a duty of care to continue these important exercise physiologist services by accessing these special funds that has been provided,’’ Mrs Farrell said.

Camden Hospital has previously said it was working with the newly formed Primary Health Network to determine the future provision of services to the clinic.

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