Wodonga Council continues to advocate for a new, purpose-built, single-site hospital. We want to ensure it meets the regional community's needs now and into the future and want to see information and transparency regarding the business case and data that supports the current position of a redevelopment.
At the October council meeting, councillors provided an update on hospital advocacy following the release of the Albury Wodonga Regional Hospital master plan.
Councillors expressed their disappointment at the lack of detail in the master plan, citing opaqueness around fundamental issues including the vital function of service delivery. With many unanswered questions regarding how this proposed model will alleviate present strain on the second-largest regional health service in Victoria, it is necessary that questions are asked and that the community living within this region are heard.
Any outcome must meet the needs of the community the hospital will service – therefore, nobody is better placed to comment on this plan than the people of Wodonga and surrounds.
You are invited to have your say on this master plan via a series of in-person and online consultation sessions, as well as an online survey. When considering the value of this proposed plan, it is vital that you consider its long-term impact and whether it will meet both the present and future needs of our growing region.