A RIVERINA Nationals MP says a NSW parliamentary committee examining rural health services is "not the coroner and we're limited in what we can look at".
Wes Fang gave the rider after it was revealed this week the group, of which he is part, was holding a public hearing at Deniliquin on April 29.
He said there had been great interest in the inquiry into rural health access but he did not want to create false hope.
Edward River Council general manager Phil Stone was thrilled the committee was coming to Deniliquin, saying it was a reward for all the community adopting a proactive approach to the problems.
"We've been advocating for a long time for better health outcomes and this is a nice step in the right direction," Mr Stone said.
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He said the council delegation planned to address the committee on health service gaps.
Murray MP Helen Dalton, who represents Deniliquin in state parliament, said she would be at the hearing "with bells on".
"It's good that they're getting out and about, it gives everyone a fair change to have a say," Mrs Dalton said, adding that the submissions clearly showed "problems in the bush with health".
A venue for the hearing is undetermined and those invited to speak are likely to be finalised a fortnight beforehand.
The committee will also visit Cobar, Wellington, Dubbo, Lismore and Gunnedah.
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