SAVE Albury Wodonga Health representative Liz Hare says she is pleased Albury Wodonga Health has made a decision not to outsource 170 non-clinical jobs.
Ms Hare said while community members realised that health funding was tight, she was relieved there would be no changes involving the loss of jobs.
“Albury Wodonga Health is a large employer in the area,” she said.
“It has a big impact when things like this are threatened.”
Ms Hare said her rallying group had not been involved in discussing what effect outsourcing would have on the community, but the public was affected by the uncertainty.
“We were worried for the staff and what their futures would be,” she said.
“We wanted to make sure they were being offered the best thing possible.”
Ms Hare acknowledged the difficulties for Albury Wodonga Health when its funding was cut but she believed there was no need for the proposed outsourcing.
“The reviews have shown they can achieve efficient service as they stand,” she said.
Ms Hare said it sounded like the decision had been of benefit to everyone.
“It sounds like a win for our community, a win for the families that would have been impacted and a win for clients of Albury Wodonga Health,” she said.