Call on the Federal Government to fund a new world-class hospital on the border
Albury Wodonga Health is already one of the busiest regional health services in the state. As the population on the border grows, it’s only going to get busier. People from all over Indi use Albury Wodonga Health services. We need a new hospital on the border before it is over capacity.
Within 15 years, the population on the border will grow by a third. By 2040 we’ll need a hospital capable of handling 150,000 emergency presentations, 40,000 surgeries and 1,900 births every year.
As a nurse and midwife who has worked in the North East the majority of my career, I know how much stronger and healthier our communities will be with first-class facilities from neo-natal to aged care.
Albury Wodonga Health are finalising a masterplan that will set out just what our community will need in a health service in the decades to come. A new hospital is what we need, but the Federal Government needs to step up and commit funding.
Join with me in calling on the Federal Government to promise funding a new hospital in Albury Wodonga now.
If we had a world-class hospital in Albury-Wodonga, people needing medical treatment wouldn’t be separated from their families, alone in hospital in Melbourne.
Sick babies could be looked after in a neo-natal intensive care unit close to home, specialist appointments wouldn’t take a three and a half hour drive each way. Ongoing treatments wouldn’t mean moving away from family supports and home comforts.
Sign the petition below and let me know what it would mean to you to have a world class hospital on the border. I want to take your stories straight to the Federal Government so they really understand why Albury Wodonga needs this.