RE: "Group shares more concerns for health services", September 6.
Surely various medical and surgical treatments can be best done by sharing between the two towns of Bathurst and Orange, which are so close in distance and which, after all, only have a combined population of under 100,000 souls.
It would be totally wasteful for both to perform every single intervention.
All procedures/tests/surgeries, etc would very often be better left to one or the other, but not both.
Possibly either one could become specialised in various disciplines.
This would not be appropriate for everything, but wherever practical and cost-effective and resulting in the best patient outcome.
Health dollars are not in endless supply to waste on unnecessary doubling up or overlapping of services.