In­ad­e­quate small trickle

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

The great­est need the Nar­ra­can elec­torate has in the health area is for op­tometrists. The near­sight­ed­ness of our lo­cal politi­cians and even some mem­bers of the West Gipp­s­land hospi­tal has reached epi­demic pro­por­tions.

In­stead of the con­struc­tion of a new hospi­tal on the green­field site half­way be­tween the ex­pand­ing towns of War­ragul and Drouin, a site that has al­ready been pur­chased, there is a like­li­hood a small amount of money will be given to the hospi­tal to do a small re­fur­bish­ment on the cur­rent build­ing. It’s like putting a Band-aid on a bro­ken leg and hop­ing for the best.

The case has been made. West Gipp­s­land is one of the fastest grow­ing ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties, the cur­rent hospi­tal can­not ex­pand eas­ily and is around 80-years-old and con­stantly full.

A small trickle of money around elec­tion time is far from ad­e­quate and is a sign of con­tempt for the peo­ple of Nar­ra­can who de­serve much bet­ter.

Both sides of pol­i­tics are quite will­ing to spend money in mar­ginal seats and on grand vi­sions for

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