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<b>LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY</b> - Closed ePetition Details

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY - Closed ePetition Details

Follow-up petition for the delivery of a level 4 Eurobodalla Hospital, with associated healthcare & radiation oncology services

Petitioner: Mrs Marie (Mylene) Boulting | Member: Park, Ryan | No. of Signatories: 2,487 | Date closed: 25/11/2021
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly, There is no Regional or Base Hospital in the 300 kilometres between Nowra and Bega. The Eurobodalla Health District, with a significant First Nations population and one of the highest seniors demographics in Australia, currently has no Critical Care and Intensive Care service, no local Mental Health Unit, and no specialist physician, paediatric, anaesthetic, orthopaedic services. Yet these services are provided in SNSW districts with smaller populations like Bega & Goulburn. The obvious unfairness and inequity of this situation must and needs to be resolved. With COVID-19 at our doorstep, and an ever-present bushfire threat, there is a desperate need to immediately upgrade Accident & Emergency, Critical Care and Perioperative services in the Eurobodalla. We therefore ask you to direct the Minister for Health to: 1. Provide immediate meaningful improvement to the Accident & Emergency, Critical Care and Perioperative services in the Eurobodalla. 2. Commit to a fully funded genuine level 4 regional hospital in Eurobodalla, providing level 4 clinical services (at ribbon cutting) across: - Accident & Emergency, - Critical Care/Intensive Care, - Medicine, Surgery, Maternity & Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, And minimum level 3 across all other services including Mental Health. 3. Direct the SNSWLHD to reconsider their current position in respect provision of much-needed Radiation Oncology treatments locally in the Eurobodalla, retrieve the funding specifically promised in April 2020 to the Eurobodalla by the Federal Health Minister, and reappraise interest previously rejected by them of credentialed private sector suppliers.