June 25th, 2008
This following was taken from Di’s comment on Community Planning Workshop but I have opened it as a new thread for discussion – amt
Wednesday was a very busy day, firstly with the rally concerning the Leigh Creek Hospital’s future direction…..
The strategic plan for SA Health has been posted on their website at http://www.health.sa.gov.au/countryhealthcareplan dated 19 June 2008.
A feedback form is available on that site. Use it to express your concerns about your access to health care at Leigh Creek Hospital.
Information sheets, a petition and feedback form were available at the rally. If you have not signed the petition, it is available at the hospital and around Leigh Creek businesses. If you are in other affected towns, then request that petition be available in your town or find out where you can sign it.
Things to think about are:-
*Hawker will be the closest 24 hour emergency GP assisted hospital.
*The importance of getting help within that first critical 1-3 hours.
*Costs for getting ill and injured people and their relatives to and from the Country General Hospital and Whyalla or Port Augusta.
*Stresses on the RFDS to fly people out to the major hospitals.These are just a few questions which need to be asked.
If you have more then write them here or on your feedback form. Apathy will not change anything, being vocal just might.