Dis­ap­point­ing turnout for meet­ing on af­ter­hours

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

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.’’

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