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UPDATED: Still No Answer from Kotvojs on New Hospital question

Liberal candidate for Bega, Fiona Kotvojs continues the avoidance shown by her peers of answering the question "Will the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital be opened at Level Four?" with a Yes or No. The Beagle recently sought a comment from the candidate following her photo opportunity endorsement with the NSW Premier.

Above: Neither Constance, Kotvojs or the NSW Government are prepared to actually state the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital WILL OPEN at Level Four. Ms Kotvojs, No doubt you have received a copy of the response given by Brad Hazzard to the Petition presented regarding the new Regional Hospital in Moruya.

I draw your attention to the highlighted sections in the letter attached

As you can see there is no intention by the NSW Government to Open the Doors at Level Four.

In last week's media release by The Premier, he said: “We’ve listened to the community, experts in health planning and our clinical and allied health staff. They want this new hospital to grow with the residents of the Eurobodalla and that’s what my government is delivering.” "The Eurobodalla Regional Hospital will be built to accommodate a Level 4 health facility." Ms Kotvojs, ss you are in no doubt aware the community have been, and continue to be vocal in wanting a Level Four hospital at the opening. They DO NOT want a Level three that will "grow with the residents of the Eurobodalla". In the past you have been adamant that the Liberal government have recognised the need for Radiology in the region. That delivery has sadly not manifested due to an intervention by NSW Health. I look forward to your explanation as to why Minister Hazzard seems content to have South East (Bega electorate citizens) commute to Canberra and Nowra at considerable emotional and financial expense given the promise made by your own Federal Government to provide such a facility. Where do you stand on the delivery of a Level Four hospital for the Eurobodalla and the community request that the doors be opened at Level Four? Have you familiarised yourself with the Petition and understand that the request for a Level Four hospital is only one aspect of a far more serious request for IMMEDIATE improvements to health provision in the region that are now being reported on as being "Basic". Lei Parker, Editor of The Beagle Note: As at January 5th, 2022 there has been neither acknowledgement of the email nor a response. Given that this will be an election issue The Beagle will continue to attempt to engage with the Liberal candidate, especially on her views around Climate Change, logging and LGBTI. UPDATE: January 6th, 2022 Dear Lei,

Thank you for the letter emailed to my business email on Christmas Eve. As my out of office reply noted, our business was closed over the holiday period and our team were all on leave. We didn’t receive a message on the phone number provided to call if your matter was urgent.

I strongly support the Perrottet Government’s commitment to delivering a new level 4 health facility to Eurobodalla. The Eurobodalla Regional Hospital will be built as a level 4 health facility, with the development of the workforce with relevant skills already progressing. You’ll note that the Close Observation Unit opened at Moruya Hospital on 14 December 2021 now provides improved health service delivery and prepares for the introduction of the Intensive Care Unit at the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital. More improvements to service delivery and workforce development will occur as the hospital is built. The Local Health District has commenced the work necessary to ensure the hospital has a workforce capable of operating a Level 4 hospital.



Dr Fiona Kotvojs

Liberal Candidate for Bega

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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