Increase in COVID-19 Testing Capacity a Must

NSW Labor is calling on the NSW Government to urgently increase the capacity

for COVID-19 testing throughout the state, including here in Campbelltown.

Case numbers continue to climb each day, much to the frustration of those who

have been turned away from testing clinics.

Shadow Minister for Health, Ryan Park MP, said it was ludicrous that the NSW

Government had not increased the capacity of testing clinics.

"Thousands of NSW residents are going out and doing the right thing in trying to

get tested, to keep themselves and their communities safe ahead of the holidays,”

Mr Park said.

“The government must make sure that the resources are available to make this

possible for everyone.

“Testing is a key way to provide peace of mind and ensure people can enjoy

Christmas and the holidays as safely as possible.

"It must be a priority of the Liberal-National Government to increase testing

facilities across out state.”

Shadow Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Campbelltown, Greg

Warren MP, said the people of Campbelltown and the wider Macarthur region

were paying the price for the NSW Government’s lack of foresight.

“Testing clinics in Campbelltown and the wider Macarthur region have been

overrun and they simply cannot keep up with the increase in demand,” Mr Warren


“It beggars belief that the government failed to increase testing capacity to ensure

those who needed a test could get one in a timely manner.

“It’s just the latest in a long line of failures from the NSW Liberals since the initial

COVID-19 outbreak.”

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