Media Release

15 May 2017

Walsh: Danny O’Brien

Monday 15 May 2017

Statement: Danny O’Brien

Attributable to Peter Walsh, Leader of The Nationals

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a heart attack on Friday night.

Danny was driving home to Gippsland after the UDV Conference dinner when he felt unwell and made the very wise decision to pull in at Casey Hospital.

Danny was quickly transferred to Monash Medical Centre for treatment, where he will remain for a few more days.

Danny’s experience is a sage reminder to us all of the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and of seeking medical help without delay.

On behalf of the Liberal Nationals, we wish Danny a swift recovery and send our very best wishes to his wife and family.

We also thank the medical teams at Casey Hospital and Monash Medical Centre for taking great care of our valued Member for Gippsland South.

On doctor’s orders, Danny will take a break from his Parliamentary duties.

The electorate office at Sale will remain open and Danny’s staff will continue to help Gippsland South constituents while he recuperates.