Hospital demand concerns

Where’s The Funding lobby group members Rob Sinnett and Kerry Elliott with one of the billboards which have been put up around the district.

Two years after a state government report identified the West Gippsland Hospital activity levels would more than double in the next five to 10 years, little has been done to address growth problems, according to community members calling for a

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WTF billboards

Where’s The Funding lobby group members Rob Sinnett and Kerry Elliott with one of the billboards which have been put up around the district.

A series of billboards around Warragul aim to keep the need for a new West Gippsland Hospital front and centre of the community, particularly in lobbying the state government. “WTF – Where’s The Funding” community campaign members have vowed they

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Opposition guarantee hospital

Opposition leader Matthew Guy and Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood (front centre left and right) deliver the news that an elected Liberal Nationals state government will include funding for a new hospital in its first budget next year to Where’s The Funding community lobby group members (front) Ormond Pearson and Kerry Elliott and (back, from left) Ray Derbyshire, Christine Holland, Glenys Derbyshire, WGHG board chair Jane Leslie, Anne Curtin, Erika McInerney, Joan Kinder, Colleen Tatnell, Liz Daniels, Brian Kennedy and Doreen Westwood.

A new West Gippsland Hospital on a greenfield site is on the horizon, but only if a Liberal National coalition wins government in November. Opposition leader Matthew Guy re-confirmed the party’s commitment to a new hospital on Friday but took

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Hospital meeting rescheduled

Where’s the Funding lobby group members Kerry Elliott and Rob Sinnett outside Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing’s office on Friday after a meeting with her staff, that has now lead to a rescheduled meeting this week.

Where’s The Funding community campaign organisers have welcomed a meeting with Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, after their scheduled meeting last Friday was cancelled. The community lobby group is still desperately hoping to attract funding for a new West

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Ingrid forced to travel

Ingrid Thomas at work at Modra Technology in Warragul where she has had to juggle full time work with travelling for cancer treatment.

Ingrid Brown’s cancer journey is far from over.  With six months of treatment remaining, she would have loved to finish her chemotherapy at West Gippsland Hospital. But, the one day a week service and cramped facilities, makes it difficult for

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Petition seeks new hospital

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood (left) and Opposition leader Matthew Guy (right) meet with WTF community action group members Rob Sinnett, Kerry Elliott and Joan Kinder at Parliament House on Thursday.

A petition calling on the state government to fund a new West Gippsland Hospital in May’s budget was tabled in Parliament on Thursday, with 9820 official signatures. It is expected petition documents with a further 300 signatures will be tabled

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Photo sends message

Hundreds of people came together on Saturday to send a visual message to the state government, calling for a new West Gippsland Hospital to be funded in the May budget. 

A picture is worth a thousand words and that was certainly the case on Saturday morning in Civic Park, Warragul. Hundreds of people took part in a large community photograph to send a visual message to the state government asking

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Sick of Waiting

Retired anaesthetist Rob Sinnett (centre) is leading the Sick of Waiting Action Team with (from left) Anne Curtin, Ormond Pearson, John Davine, Erika McInerney, Kirsten Finger (holding Nate), Kerry Elliott, John Roberts and Ruth Jones.

A community driven campaign is sending a clear message to the state government that they are “Sick of Waiting” for a new West Gippsland Hospital. The community action group is urging residents to lobby the state government for a funding

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Power blow out

New state contracts will blow out West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s electricity and gas costs this financial year by more than half-a-million dollars.

New state contracts will blow out West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s electricity and gas costs this financial year by more than half-a-million dollars. The electricity bill will increase by more than $300,000 as a result of a new contract that applied

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Hospital feels pinch

Latest performance data released for the April to June quarter showed the West Gippsland Hospital was feeling the pinch of increasing demand, particularly in emergency.

Increasing demand on the West Gippsland Hospital’s emergency department has increased waiting times and reduced the number of patients being treated within targets. But, a blitz on elective surgery over the past 12 months has paid off, with the hospital

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