Women’s health centres to be able to help even more clients

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Charishma Kaliyanda says the Liverpool women’s health centre is already a vital service for so many women in our community.

The Member for Liverpool (pictured front, right) said that a boost in funding to the tune of more than $2.5 million over the next four years will mean that even more local women can access this essential healthcare.

The women’s health centre program provides face-to-face support to an average of 50,000 women across NSW each year, including women in Liverpool and outer South Western Sydney.

Women from low income and other priority backgrounds, including those who have experienced domestic violence, make up the majority of women’s health centre clients.

“I am so pleased to see women in the Liverpool community benefit from this important funding boost,” Ms Kaliyanda said.

The NSW Government has reached a major milestone in delivering on its commitment to boost funding for women’s health centres across NSW to ensure they are properly resourced to provide essential health and wellbeing services.

A funding increase of $34.3 million, announced in the 2023-24 State Budget has been allocated to 19 women’s health centres, including Liverpool.

During the state election the NSW Government committed to boosting funding for women’s health centres to $100 million over five years to support the essential community-based healthcare and domestic violence support they provide to women and children.

This investment ensures that over the next four years $81 million in funding is secured for these vital services.

CEO of Women’s Health NSW Denele Crozier says the investment will see an immediate increase in essential health services for vulnerable and at risk women in need, provide sustainability to the sector and stability to the workforce.

“Women who come to our services need specialised care. The work we do and will continue to do will save lives.”

Pictured above is the minister for women Jodie Harrison, left, and Charishma Kaliyanda (front). Liverpool Councillor Betty Green and executive director of the Liverpool women’s health centre Kate Meyer are at the back.

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