People power launches campaign

About 250 Swan Hill residents turned out to support the launch of the Swan Hill Needs A New Hospital Campaign on Wednesday. 

The launch marked the start of an intensive campaign to gain commitments from all political parties to fund a new hospital in Swan Hill before the November election.

About 250 people gathered at the entrance of Swan Hill District Health on Wednesday to show support for a new hospital in the regional city. Picture: CAITLIN McARTHUR

About 250 people gathered at the entrance of Swan Hill District Health on Wednesday to show support for a new hospital in the regional city. Picture: CAITLIN McARTHUR

Chair of the campaign committee, Les McPhee, spoke, thanking residents for their show of support and calling on politicians to recognise the need for a modern hospital to service the region.

Mr McPhee said the staff at the hospital do an incredible job but the building, which the committee describes as the “most pressing case for renewal in Victoria”, is no longer fit for purpose.

More in Friday’s edition of The Guardian (July 27, 2018).  

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