Everyone deserves quality healthcare, regardless of their postcode. Yet parts of Footscray Hospital have been neglected to the point that they are now derelict.
These poor facilities are putting people's health at risk. Nurses, doctors, support staff and paramedics do fantastic work, but there is only so much they can do.
It’s unbelievable that the Andrews Labor Government and the Liberal Government before them have let it get so bad.
We are backing up Western Health’s call for a $350 million redevelopment of the Emergency Department and inpatient precinct (including the South Block) at Footscray Hospital. The Victorian Government must begin funding the redevelopment in this year’s budget, or tens of millions of dollars will be wasted in patch up jobs that will ultimately be demolished.
With your help we can talk to Footscray locals and get them to sign our petition to the Premier, calling for immediate investment.
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