Martin’s Mersey meet

by admin on July 14th, 2018

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FIGHT: Devonport mayor Steve Martin has facilitated a meeting about the future of the Mersey Community Hospital.A DELEGATION of community leaders and politicians have met to ensure a united voice in a fight for the Mersey Community Hospital’s future.

Facilitated by Devonport mayor Steve Martin, Wednesday’smeeting was designed to ensure the members of the delegation were on the same page for a funding contract and security of the hospital.

Health Minister Michael Ferguson did not attend, but sent Liberal Governmentcolleague Joan Rylah as his representative.

Representatives from all three tiers of government attended including Leader of the OppositionBryan Green and Shadow Minister for Health Rebecca White, who traveled from New Norfolk.

“One of the outcomes of the meeting was to ensure that the local mayors secure a meeting with the state Health Minister with a view of making sure that not only are we on the same page as the Minister for his negotiations with the heads of agreement but also that the minister is on the same page as the community,” he said.

Mr Ferguson said he was on the same page as the community.

“We are seeking an agreement for five years, and there is community support for that, to provide greater certainty,” he said.

“We have fought for the Mersey in the past, we are doing that now and will continue to do so into the future.”

Alderman Martin emphasised the importance of Mr Ferguson’s negotiations and was also heartened to hear Senator Jonathon Duniam’s push for a long-term funding proposal.

“What we’re interested in is security of funding for the Mersey to continue to operate as a hospital for the Mersey catchment are as and as part of the state health service,” he said.It is most likely local mayors will lead the delegation to Canberra for a meeting with Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley slated for October 12.

This month Minister Ley failed to commit to future funding of the MCH and on Thursday Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull deferred questions but said he could “understand everyone would rather have longer term commitments”.

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