Labor commits to new hospital on NSW south coast
Labor has promised to build a new Eurobodalla Hospital if it wins government in this year’s federal election.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Shadow Health Minister Catherine King made the announcement at the beginning of February.
They said a Labor government would invest $25 million to ensure the new hospital in the Eurobodalla Shire on the NSW south coast became a reality.
“Our $25 million commitment is part of Labor’s Fair Go Action Plan to protect Medicare and fix our hospitals, and is on top of a $175 million commitment by the NSW Labor Opposition,” Ms King said.
“People in the Eurobodalla Shire – from South Durras to Tilba – deserve the same access to vital hospital care as people in Sydney and larger regions.”
The $25 million investment will go towards:
· A state-of-the-art emergency department
· Operating theatres
· Maternity and paediatric services
· Pathology services
· Radiology services, including x-ray, ultrasound and CT scanning
· Palliative care
· A helipad
· Up to 20 mental health beds
· Community drug and alcohol services
· A rehabilitation unit.
“Labor believes every Australian should get the best quality health care whenever they need it – no matter if you live in Sydney or regional New South Wales,” Mr Shorten said.
“Labor can afford to build a new hospital in Eurobodalla because we are tackling unfair tax loopholes and making multinationals pay their fair share.”
Published: 07 Feb 2019