CANCELLED HOSPITAL HELIPAD A KICK IN THE TEETH FOR PEEL PATIENTS
Federal Member for Canning, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP, said reports the helipad would be demolished at the Peel Health Campus are a further kick in the teeth to residents of the Peel Region who have been facing a crisis at our public hospital.
Mr Hastie said he was alarmed at media reports that this could be happening and called on Premier Mark McGowan to act.
“At the last State Election, Premier McGowan promised voters that the Peel Heath Campus would be upgraded – and this was a promise Peel residents took at face value,” Mr Hastie said.
“Instead, he has done nothing but let us down.
“Access to PHC by helicopter is vital in serious emergencies.
“Our local hospital is at the heart of our healthcare, especially for those of us living in Mandurah. And – for nearly six years – we have been let down by a State Labor Government that has failed to deliver every step of the way,” Mr Hastie said.
“Instead of representing us and fighting for better health care, Labor State Members – David Templeman, Lisa Munday and Robyn Clarke – continue to sit on their hands.
“They’ve been telling us for years that they will fix the resourcing problems plaguing our hospital.
“Unlike our Labor State Members, I’ll keep demanding that the Premier do his job.
“The people of the Peel region trusted Mark McGowan to fix our hospital and he has let us down.
“The Premier is sitting on a record budget surplus thanks to mining royalties and your GST revenue, it's time he did what he promised and fixed our hospital.
“I call on him to step in and ensure our hospital keeps its helipad. It will save lives and he knows it.“
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