Adam Marshall will call for the resignation of the health district CEO if a list of health services for local communities is not met.
He has tabled a motion in State Parliament calling on the CEO of Hunter New England Health, Michael DiRienzo, to resign, or be terminated, should local hospitals not be fully staffed and full services restored.
The Northern Tablelands MP said there was deep concern with the actions of the Hunter New England Health CEO "cannibalising" various services and staff from outlying health facilities to support larger centres, especially the district's hub at Newcastle.
In the notice of motion, which will likely be deabated in state parliament next week, Mr Marshall calls for the parliament to move five motions, including to call on the CEO to fully staff and resource all hospitals and health facilities outside Newcastle - particularly within the Northern Tablelands - to allow the full functioning once again of Intensive Care Units, operating theatres and other critical acute services, and to ensure patients were treated as close to home as possible.
He then calls for the CEO's resignation or termination of employment should those terms not be met.
Mr Marshall is calling for a comprehensive investigation into the feasibility and benefits of dismantling the Hunter New England Health District and reconstituting the former New England Area Health District and said he supported the establishment of a dedicated NSW Department of Regional Health.
The notice follows a unanimous vote recently by eight local mayors as part of the New England Joint Organisation of councils (NEJO) to investigate splitting the Hunter New England Local Health District.
The move proposes resurrecting the old Hunter and New England Health Districts and, if successful, establishing Tamworth as the centre of the local health district.
However, a former district health chair has said while the move would be better, a return to boundaries similar to the early 90s where local communities managed their own health services would be ideal.
In 2004 the government reduced the number of area health services across the state from 17 to eight with New England and the Hunter merged with parts of the Mid North Coast, creating the current district.
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