Shared food brings comfort
The issue is not whether people have had a meal or not before a meeting. It seems that everyone except this one person understands the meaning and value of hospitality.
Has this person never experienced the joy and comfort that shared food brings? If that is the case, I pity them.
My advice to them is, get out and share food with friends if you have any, and better still, with strangers - and notice the difference in your life. Hedy Kirkbride, Nilma
Did I read correctly that the ALP funded a million dollar feasibility study and business case to make an informed decision on a new hospital.
Is that why we have very little constructive infrastructure taking place.
Due to the costs of ‘reports’ etc., no wonder there is little money left for actual work projects. Stop with the pen pushing nonsense. Bring back common sense.
Our population is increasing rapidly, our current hospital cannot cope with demand. Specialists are working out of offices and buildings located elsewhere in Warragul and Drouin.
Carparking facilities are packed at West Gippsland Hospital, you might as well say almost nonexistent. So many vehicles are parking on Landsborough Rd due to access demands.
When you visit a patient, doors are locked, one must press a buzzer and wait for staff to open, which could be a long wait. They are too busy talking at the main desk.
We need a new hospital with updated security personnel, and cameras. We need larger wards, multi floors, and lifts. We need segregated drug and mentally affected sections. We need larger emergency and day procedure areas, and we need huge car parking facilities and ambulance provisions.
The current hospital does not have any more capacity to cater for our growing population. The new site has the land space. We do not need feasibility studies. We need action.
C Williamson, Drouin political affiliation with any party, the simple fact is that the State Government has commissioned an independent, professional study and now has the power to act on it.
Dr Rob Sinnett, Warragul
Greg Tuck (Gaz 3/4) discusses the support of Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood in relation to Where’s the Funding for West Gippsland Hospital.
There is no doubt that Mr Blackwood and the Liberal Party have been very supportive and encouraging to the campaign group.
To clarify the situation the group has a meeting arranged with Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing and will seek her support to gain a meeting with Health Minister Jill Hennessy.
Others with influence in West Gippsland have also been seeking such a meeting with Jill Hennessy for the group.
As Greg says ‘this issue must not be politicval, but one which is addressed by the government of the day.’
However, it is ineffective to continue to fund Band aid solutions to the 80-year-old hospital buiulding on Lansborough Rd; there is a very valuable asset sitting at Drouin East waiting to accommodate the modern purpose built hospital the West Gippsland community is entitled to.
The t shirts do not help, Greg says, however, they are seen as a critical part of the communicative efforts by the campaign group to draw attention to this important issue, the need for a rebuild of the hospital at Drouin East.
These t shorts have represented the strong feeling of many in our West Gippsland community.
Prior to this campaign the Labor Government may not have been fully aware of the strong view held by most of the extended community. I believe the government of the day is now very aware of the passionate, emotive and strong feeling our community hold in relation to the need to rebuild the West Gippsland Hospital at Drouin East. Kerry Elliott, Warragul
The state of the carpark is abysmal. It took ages for two other potholes to be fixed and the one I fell at has been reported, but nothing has been done to fill it in.
I am taking medication that thins my bones, so I am rather lucky my injury was not worse. If an elderly person had fallen, there is the very real possibility of a broken hip or pelvis. Not only is the lighting in the carpark grossly inadequate at night, but now with daylight saving ended, many of us do shop at night.
Perhaps Baw Baw Shire should get onto the owner of the building to install adequate lighting and ensure that the safety of the public is paramount.
It is also probably a matter for the Coles management team to insist on adequate lighting and a well-maintained carpark surface for the safety and wellbeing of their valued customers; many of whom are senior citizens.
Falls are catastrophic for older people and can result in their lives being severely restricted as they do not recover as well as the younger people do. By the same token, we should not be allowing anyone to be put in harm’s way but provide a safe public environment for all.
Ilana Leeds, Drouin comfort of shoppers in need of toilets. Judy Potter, Yarragon