MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR GREENWAY
NO MONEY IN THE NSW BUDGET FOR THE TWICE PROMISED ROUSE HILL HOSPITAL
Resident in North-West Sydney have again been ignored by the NSW Liberal Government, after the State Budget committed no money to the twice promised and never delivered Rouse Hill Hospital.
In the lead up to the 2015 State Election, the NSW Liberals promised to build a hospital in Rouse Hill to cater for population growth. In 2019, the commitment was revised to build a hospital in name only – the current proposal is a glorified medical centre without an emergency ward.
“For two elections now, NSW Liberal Ministers have joined the Member for Riverstone to promise a new hospital at Rouse Hill – and yet no action has been taken to actually follow through on this promise”, the Federal Member for Greenway Ms Michelle Rowland MP said.
“Our community is growing rapidly and yet the closest public hospital for residents in Schofields and The Ponds is Blacktown Hospital”.
Ms Rowland labelled the decision not to commit State funding to the hospital’s construction in this financial year ‘a slap in the face’.
“2020 has shown us the importance of access to quality and affordable healthcare within our local community. We should be future-proofing our area as it grapples with a growing population”.
“It makes no sense for the NSW Government to not fund this hospital now”.
Ms Rowland had previously called for the NSW Government to commit to fast-tracking the construction of the Rouse Hill Hospital as part of her Let’s Kickstart Greenway plan – a campaign for infrastructure investment to lead our economic recovery.
“Families in our community just want reliable local services, and once again, they’ve been forgotten by the NSW Liberals – including their local Member”, Ms Rowland said.
WEDNESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2020