Health Minister defends service plan
NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has defended the Liberals’ plan for Mt Druitt Hospital in response to Tregear resident Bill Armstrong’s letter to the Queen.
Ms Skinner said Mt Druitt Hospital had “a very bright future”.
Mr Armstrong disagreed, and urged fellow residents to keep fighting.
“They (the State Government) say, ‘Mt Druitt Hospital has the best palliative care unit’, and I almost begin to laugh because that’s where you go when you’re about to finish up. What about those who still have a chance?”, he said
Ms Skinner said “Labor sat on its hands and did nothing” when in power.
“When I became Health Minister, we increased the focus on elective surgery at Mt Druitt Hospital and strengthened links with Blacktown Hospital,” Ms Skinner said.
Mt Druitt Labor MP Edmond Atalla said, “It’s not good enough” and services should be restored at Mt Druitt Hospital.
Bill Armstrong felt so strongly about the declining state of Mt Druitt Hospital that he voiced his concerns in a letter to the Queen.