State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle today questioned why the announcement of a $9.9m redevelopment for Caloundra Hospital does not include any changes to open an Urgent Care Centre at the Hospital.
“After reading through this announcement I can find no mention of an Urgent Care Centre operating 24hrs 7 days per week as part of this funding, despite 3500 people from our community signing a petition requesting this.” Mr McArdle said.
“In the announcement Mr Lisle has stated that ‘The redevelopment will ensure Caloundra Health Services continues to meet local health service needs in to the future.’ The community has told the State Government that one of those future needs is an Urgent Care Centre in Caloundra open both day and night to cater for our current population and the 50,000 coming to Aura.”
“I have to question why SCHHS and the State Government continues to ignore the community saying over and over again that this is what they need from their local Health Services.”
“For the people of Caloundra here now and those who will call Caloundra home in the future, I am committed to continuing the fight for this.” Mr McArdle concluded.