LINKING information about health services and facilities with the community of Lockhart is the aim of Ros Nimmo.
Mrs Nimmo is chairwoman of the Lockhart Health Advisory Committee and she is a staunch advocate for healthcare in the region. She said Lockhart had an aging community and it was important to share information about what services people could access.
On the flip side to catering for aging residents Mrs Nimmo said caring for mothers and newborn babies was also a priority too.
While residents concede that a trip to Wagga or Albury may be necessary in terms of getting medical advice and treatment it was stressed that Lockhart has access to services too.
Mrs Nimmo explained that there are physiotherapy options in the town as well as access to X-rays.
The Lockhart Health Advisory Committee is made up of two hospital staff and supported by other members of the community. Mrs Nimmo said she would like to see more people join the committee.
"We are a small group and we are striving to achieve the very best for Lockhart," she said.
The advisory committee aimed to act as a conduit between members of the community and the health services that are available.
Mrs Nimmo is joined on the committee by Peter Veneris who is communications officer and Fran Day, secretary.
"Our primary focus at the moment is ensuring our community has access to information regarding the health services that are available," she said. "We are also considering ways to seek feedback from the community on any gaps in local health services."
Projects considered include putting important phone numbers on a magnet, undertaking a community survey about local health services and any service gaps; establishing a "men's pit stop" to be held at the Spirit of the Land Festival.