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Waikato med school gets West Coast backing

Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn said accessing good healthcare is the number one priority for many provincial mayors.

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Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn said accessing good healthcare is the number one priority for many provincial mayors.

A region known for its battling spirit is backing Waikato’s fight for a medical school.

The Waikato bid aims to meet the healthcare needs of people outside the main centres – a focus which resonates with West Coast leaders.

Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn​ said improving healthcare services was the number one priority for many provincial mayors.

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Business think tank backs Waikato med school bid

Waikato Means Business steering group chairman Dallas Fisher said members strongly support the region's med school bid.

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Waikato Means Business steering group chairman Dallas Fisher said members strongly support the region’s med school bid.

​Some of Waikato top business leaders have thrown their support behind the region’s medical school bid.

Members of Waikato Means Business have endorsed the proposed med school, saying parts of the region are being held back due to a shortage of healthcare workers.

Read the full story on Stuff. 

Waikato med school needed to fix ‘dire’ GP shortage

Hamilton politicians and hopefuls back med school proposal

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