- Political Parties Contesting the 2010 Victorian Election
In the 2006 state election campaign the Bracks/Brumby government committed to complete redevelopment of the Box Hill Hospital in the following years. In September 2009 Premier Brumby told the local newspaper that residents would be pleased with their ultimate announcement in relation to the hospital.
Two months later the government citing the Global Financial Crisis and the lack of federal funding announced only $407M for one new building and the renovation of the remaining wings.
The announced figure on some estimates is one third of what is required. It should also be understood that given the buildings being renovated will have asbestos any renovation costs will be most expensive.
Box Hill Hospital opened its doors more than half a century ago. Medical technology has advanced beyond measure since that time and need appropriate facilities for optimal health care delivery is required. The proposed solution both financially and medically is a false economy and must be rejected.
In the 2010 state election all parties and candidates should be called on for their commitment to the full redevelopment of Box Hill Hospital that will secure the health needs of the three quarters of a million residents its serves in Melbourne's east for many years to come.
We, the undersigned residents of Victoria, call on each political party contesting the 2010 state election to reject the partial rebuild and commit to the full redevelopment of Box Hill Hospital.
The Fully Rebuild Box Hill Hospital petition to Political Parties Contesting the 2010 Victorian Election was written by Andrew Munroe and is in the category Health at GoPetition.