NSW Greens MP and Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker MP has described the closure of Mona Vale Hospital’s emergency department and acute services from Wednesday 31 October as a sad day for the Northern Beaches community.
“Mona Vale Hospital has been providing emergency, maternity and surgical services to the Northern Beaches community since the 1960’s. It’s a tragedy that this out-of-touch Liberal-National Government has chosen to shut down the Hospital’s acute services and leave Mona Vale Hospital a shell of what it once was” said Dawn Walker MP.
“I congratulate the Northern Beaches community and particularly the Save Mona Vale Hospital group for their ongoing campaign to retain emergency and acute services at Mona Vale Hospital and call on the NSW Government to reverse their short-sighted decision.
“I’ve moved a motion in State Parliament calling on the NSW Government to reverse their decision to downgrade Mona Vale Hospital and reinstate acute and emergency services at the site. It’s time they listened.
“Pittwater MP, Rob Stokes should work on a plan to restore all services at Mona Vale Hospital prior to the state election in March 2019.
“We’ve seen the recent result in the Wentworth by-election where a previously ‘safe seat’ voted for change because it was taken for granted by an out of touch Liberal Government. Rob Stokes should hear the message and listen to his community” said Dawn Walker MP.
Mona Vale Hospital’s emergency department and other acute services will close as of Wednesday 31 October when patients are transferred to Northern Beaches Hospital.