Disappointing turnout for meeting on afterhours
A meeting on Friday organised to discuss the proposed closure of overnight services at Kenepuru Accident & Medical Clinic was poorly attended.
Fewer than 10 people showed up to the 6pm meeting at the Fanau Centre, said organiser Cass Kuresa, a Regional Public Health adviser.
Several Porirua City councillors did attend the meeting, along with Capital & Coast District Health Board staff and local general practitioner Larry Jordan, who is pushing to replace the accident and emergency service between 10pm and 8am with a single ambulance and paramedic.
‘‘It’s disappointing, considering the fuss everyone’s going on about, you know. There’s no point just complaining on Facebook,’’ Mr Kuresa said.
The people who did attend raised concerns about the change being a done deal, but the CCDHB assured attendees there would be extensive public consultation, Mr Kuresa said.
‘‘So there will be an opportunity for the community to speak up.’’