14,000 sign Petition for Coast Community Hospital
Kapiti’s Mayor K Gurunathan says more than a quarter of the population of the Kapiti Coast ( 27 per cent) have now signed the petition for a community hospital.
He says that since the Kapiti Health Coalition ( KHC) launched their petition for a Kapiti Community Hospital on 12 July more than 14,000 people (27% of the Kapiti population) have signed and signalled their support.
“Its been a phenomenal response and support continues to increase,” he says.
“People are sending a clear message (to the Government).”
Message is clear
Mayor Gurunathan says “Verbal input to Health Coalition members collecting signatures, and recorded online correspondence, give a clear message on what services people want:
- An affordable 24/7 Accident and Emergency facility
- An increase in the number of outpatient clinics held in Kapiti ( the 2016 figure is only 53%)
- An inpatient Hospice to replace the current day-care facility
- Hospital beds to provide for short-term stays
- Increased maternity facilities to increase local birthing from the 2015 figure of only 25%.
The Mayor adds:
“I want to thank the Kapiti Health Coalition for its outstanding work. The KHC wished to thank all those who have given their support to the petition.
“The petition is planned to be presented to Parliament in February 2018 following the September General Election and the formation of a (new) Government.”
If you haven’t signed yet go to the information desk in Coastlands.