Politi­cians liv­ing in glass houses

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

I READ with be­muse­ment the ar­ti­cle “MP fires up on hos­pi­tals” ( The Stan­dard, Septem­ber 21) where Ed­mond Atalla (La­bor MP for Mt Druitt) be­moans the lack of fund­ing go­ing to Mt Druitt Hospi­tal com­pared to Black­town.

In the La­bor Carr to Ken­neally years from 1995 to 2011, I don’t remember much be­ing done to im­prove our hospi­tal.

As a mat­ter of fact, it lost emer­gency surgery, in­ten­sive care, saw the down­grad­ing of car­diac care and lost (il­log­i­cal­lyg y with th the grow­ing pop­u­la­tion in Mt Druitt) med­i­cal equip­ment do­nated by the hospi­tal vol­un­teers to Black­town Hospi­tal. La­bor blames all this on the bu­reau­cracy like Steve Boy­ages. The same logic could be used by the Lib­er­als.

I guess politi­cians in glass houses (of Par­lia­ment) shouldn’t throw crit­i­cism.

It be­ing ex­tremely un­likely to see im­prove­ments by the present gov­ern­ment, I asked Mr Atalla whether La­bor, if elected in 2019, could en­sure the de-Clay­ton­i­sa­tion of our hospi­tal.

Still wait­ing for a re­ply! Brent Robert­son, Shalvey

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