Dr Michael Holland, one of the many driving forces now assembled behind the push for a new regional hospital for the Eurobodalla and an improvement in resourcing and servicing to the region has kicked off 2019 with a survey hoping to gain community feedback that can then be directed to those who control policy and purse strings. The survey goes by the heading "IT’S NOT OVER TIL IT’S OVER - ANOTHER YEAR ANOTHER CAMPAIGN" "Why is this necessary?" asks Dr Holland. "So far we have a promise of $150 million towards the building of a single new level 4 Eurobodalla hospital." "There is a Clinical Services Plan due for submission by June 2019. With a NSW State election in March 2019 and a Federal election in May 2019, we need to let our political representatives know what we want and what we need". "With the community's feedback, the politicians and the health service will have some hard facts to take to Macquarie Street and Canberra." "Please answer and share this short survey which will close on 28th January, 2019. The responses will be forwarded to State and Federal representatives and the Southern NSW Local Health District" The survey takes just 5 mins - BEGIN THE SURVEY HERE
One comment of note (name withheld) that has been made in support of the survey is "if you spent 5 mins in both hospitals Emergency Departments during the Xmas summer holidays you would see how desperate our situation is down here on the Sth Coast & how lacking we are with the level of care that can be provided. "The Eurobodalla area health service is really pushed above & beyond & staff are doing their utmost best to treat the sick who attend both our local hospitals Please look to the future development for our area and take five minutes to do the survey."