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From the 88.9fm newsroom: TESTING 1, 2, 3,

Updated: 4 days ago

Minister for Health Greg Hunt has confirmed Tamworth is in the top two priority locations for a covid 19 test clinic to be set up with the next fortnight.for the region.

Minister Hunt said things are moving quickly, but not so fast that we compromise the careful, expert infection prevention and control set-up, assurance and training arrangements.

He said Patient safety and not risking further spread of the virus must be paramount.

North West Health has been in negotiations with the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network on a Community Respiratory Clinic for Tamworth but without a contract from the Department of Health it can't move forward.

Apparently a lease is ready to be signed, a builder is ready for fit-out and crucial nursing and staff are also ready.