Please take 2
minutes to read this because...
* It is about
grandparents, parents, children, and our children's
* It is about
US and the quality of our lives.
· Northern Sydney
Health (NSH) is responsible for providing
service including Mona Vale Hospital.
· NSH has been
reviewing health services (including hospitals)
on the Northern
Beaches and in February will
households a newsletter.
· The Newsletter asks
you to vote on the future hospital
services on the
Northern Beaches. It is a very confusing document.
How you respond
Vale hospital has a future as OUR hospital.
· If you have not
received a newsletter you can get a copy by;
- phoning GHD
on 1800 810 680, or
- going to your
local library, or
- visiting www.nsh.nsw.gov.au
The Save the
Mona Vale Hospital Group recommends that on the
Newsletter Feedback Form (located on the last page
newsletter) that you choose the following option:
Hospital Services for the Northern Beaches would
provided from the Mona Vale Hospital site.
counts. Ensure your voice is heard.
Post back your
Feedback form before the deadline of February 26
MONA VALE HOSPITAL (MVH) MUST
SAVED AND UPGRADED
· MVH is an integral
part of our community's health network,
for the sake of
current and future generations, it must
vital role with upgraded facilities.
· MVH is at the
geographic centre of the Northern Beaches
residents quick and easy access by car or public
· MVH is only 35 years
old. It was designed with plenty
of room to
expand and has a heliport.
· With an aging
population and the provision of aged care facilities
within the area,
there is an increasing demand for
health services, including emergency
and acute care,
rehabilitation, and palliative care.
· MVH can be redefined
and readily financed as a centre of
excellence within a total community health care program.
WE MUST REJECT THE PROPOSAL
A HOSPITAL AT A NEW LOCATION
· It is an incredible
waste to destroy a major public
investment in a
modern, well-planned hospital when there is a
community need for it, and strong community support for
· A new hospital out of
the area would drastically
times for emergency cases and for patients and their
· The NSW public
hospital system is stretched to its
chronically under funded. The Area Health
estimate the cost of a new hospital to
be more than
$160 million. Please bear in mind that:-
without exception, the actual cost of major structures
is at least
twice the original estimates.
Where will the
State Government obtain such a sum?
b) The state
Government has a sorry history of downgrading and
services on the Northern Beaches. There's no guarantee
that a new
hospital on a
new site would ever be built on the Northern Beaches.
c) At a total
cost of around $130 million, the upgrading of MVH
would be a far
more cost-effective proposition.
FOR BETTER HEALTH CARE
FOR OPTION B
AND UPGRADING OF MONA VALE HOSPITAL
For easy access
to quality community health care
For serving the
growing elderly population
For the health
of future generations
SAVE MONA VALE HOSPITAL
Park North Narrabeen
can make a difference. People Power works. BE THERE.