Moruya surgeon Dr Michael Holland has lobbied NSW upper house MPs to help fast track upgrades to critical care hospital services in the Eurobodalla.
Dr Holland said the One Eurobodalla Hospital campaign had approached the Opposition and minor parties and received messages of support.
Dr Holland said he was disappointed with NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzzard's response to his request for immediate upgrades to emergency services and faster construction of the planned regional hospital.
The bushfire emergency had highlighted the necessity of that, Dr Holland said.
In a response on behalf of the minister, Southern Health chief executive Terry Clout said the bushfires were unlikely to influence the construction schedule.
"Whilst there were a number of challenges with road closures, communications and poor weather conditions, the management and staff of the health service continued to provide appropriate and safe care to the community," Mr Clout said.
"(We) are actively engaged in bushfire recovery strategies across the region to ensure the development of appropriate services to support identified needs locally in a coordinated and collaborative way.
"The Ministry of Health continues to review the Eurobodalla Clinical Services Plan (CSP) in line with the Treasury process for development of capital infrastructure.
"This process will confirm the role of the hospital within the District, the range of health care services provided, how these health services may be provided and the size of the facility required.
"The CSP will be completed in 2020. Health Infrastructure will then develop a site selection strategy in consultation with stakeholders and community. Construction is intended to begin in this term of Government."
However, Dr Holland said the disaster had exposed "the vulnerability and inadequacy" of services. He said the NSW Health Agency for Clinical Innovation in 2017 recommended improvements to Critical Care Services and 3000 people had signed two petitions for immediate improvements.
"The Eurobodalla's population and clinical activity exceed that of Bega and Goulburn but lack level 4 services," he said. "Our clinical services are managed by disinterested bureaucrats, unrepresentative of the Eurobodalla."
He called on Bega MP Andrew Constance and Premier Gladys Berejiklian to act quickly.