Inadequate small trickle
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