COMMUNITY TO FIGHT HOSPITAL PRIVATISATION
The rally will be held at Morry Breen oval in Kanwal on Sunday the 16th of October at 11am. Central Coast state Labor MP’s David Harris, David Mehan,and Yasmin Catley as well as Federal Member for Dobell Emma Mcbride will be in attendance.
A parliamentary petition against the proposed privatisation has already attracted nearly 14 000 signatures in the last 3 weeks.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for the Central Coast David Harris
“The community has a long history of involvement since 1956 with Wyong hospital, all the way back to fundraising to buy the land it’s on today”
“I encourage everyone who can to be at the rally on Sunday. We can’t afford to let the Government rob the community of it’s Hospital”
“I will be fighting this on the Central Coast and in Macquarie street, but we need the community to show the government that the value of our public hospital is far greater than its sale price”
Quotes attrributable to David Mehan MP
“The community have been swift in their opposition to this governments flawed privatisation plans, this weekend will be the beginning of a long campaign to keep our hospital public.”
“We need to send Mike Baird a message to keep his hands off our hospital.”
Quotes attributable to Yasmin Catley MP
“I’ve been contacted by hundreds of residents on the Coast who are devastated that their hospital will be privatised by Mike Baird.
“During the 2015 election campaign, the NSW Liberals stood, hand on heart, underneath the Wyong Hospital sign and promised a $200 million upgrade for the hospital – not once did they mention anything about privatisation.
“Time and time again, community members tell me how they contributed their own money, through fundraisers and local workers’ contributions to provide much needed funds to Wyong Hospital – and now Mike Baird wants to sell it off. What a disgrace!”