A three year campaign to secure major funding for the upgrade of Bulli Hospital has received a significant boost with funding from the $100 million infrastructure fund set aside for this important facility.
This victory today is a victory for the thousands of people who contacted me, signed my petition, attended public meetings and advocated loudly that this hospital was too important to simply remain in the poor condition that it is currently in.
I made a point from the first day I was pre-selected for the sea of Keira that I thought the previous Government hadn’t prioritised Bulli Hospital enough and that is why I was determined to see this situation improve.
Finally, after years of lobbying and advocating the NSW Government was forced to listen to the concerns of residents in the northern suburbs and will now see an upgraded facility that meets the needs of our community.
I am confident that with this upgrade the community will utilise the services at Bulli Hospital more frequently and that we will once again through strong advocacy see an around the clock casualty service provided at the Urgent Care Centre.
Under the plans that Bulli Hospital will receive $14.5 million funding to allow:
- Primary Health Care Centre
- Inpatient and aged care facilities (approx 60 beds)
- Development of onsite clinical support services (including medical imaging, pathology and pharmacy)
- Provision of a range of non-clinical support services (including food and nutrition, cleaning, asset maintenance).
I want to personally thank the thousands of locals who have got behind this campaign and assure them that as the Member for Keira I will continue to fight to ensure our hospital gets the funding it deserves now and into the future.