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Opposition leader heads to Gilmore battleground

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Just days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison's visit to the hotly contested electorate of Gilmore, Opposition leader Bill Shorten will campaign in the marginal seat today.

It's understood MR Shorten Labor will promise to deliver a 250-million dollar fund aimed to speed up the delivery of healthcare and relieve pressure on hospitals.

The fund will focus on treating chronic disease, reducing hospital re-admissions and slashing wait times for patients.

Labor candidate for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips said Mr Shorten will make a significant health announcement in Nowra this morning.

"Look this election is a clear choice between Labor which is investing in our hospitals and schools and the Liberal's which are giving money to the multi-nationals and the big end of town.

"I call on Scott Morrison to match our commitment to Shoalhaven Hospital," Ms Phillips said.

Image: Bill Shorten. Source: Rob Gooda

Tags: Gilmore, Shorten