“Rather than congratulate the Federal Government we must criticise this tiny offering that will do little to assist the health needs of the local population.”
“Without a new hospital health will continue to suffer and patients will face unnecessarily long waiting times for their care.”
“Demand for health services will only continue to grow in coming years and there should be action taken now to plan, fund and build a new hospital.”
“The AMA (WA) has called for the Federal and State Governments to work together to ensure the current – and future – health needs of the Perth southern corridor are property prepared for.”
“At the very least it will take around $400 Million to build a new Peel Health Campus and the Federal Government should be sharing this cost with the State Government in order to improve services in Mandurah and the Peel region.
As the Federal Government itself has stated, the population of Mandurah has doubled since the Peel Campus was opened in 1997. And yet 22 years later there has not been a significant expansion either planned or funded.”
“A proper approach to redeveloping the hospital is urgently needed and we call on the Federal and State Governments to immediately negotiate a joint approach to funding the health needs of the area.”