Labor will build a new $200 million hospital for the Eurobodalla Shire.
This commitment will be funded by:
- A $175 million investment by a NSW Government led by Michael Daley; and
- A $25 million investment by a Commonwealth Government led by Bill Shorten.
This new hospital will give families in the Eurobodalla Shire more options to access high-quality public health care in their own community.
This new hospital will include:
- A state of the art emergency department;
- Operating theatres;
- Maternity and paediatric services;
- Pathology services;
- Radiology services including x-ray, ultrasound and CT scanning;
- Palliative care;
- Up to 20 mental health beds;
- Community drug and alcohol services; and
- A rehabilitation unit.
Construction of the new hospital will begin within the first term of a Daley Labor Government.
The new Eurobodalla Hospital will operate within the Southern NSW Local Health District.
Labor will consult extensively with the community to determine the best site for the new hospital.
Unlike the Liberals, Labor will not deliver the new hospital for the Eurobodalla Shire as a public-private partnership.
Labor’s plan for Moruya Hospital and Batemans Bay Hospital
Labor will invest $2 million to upgrade Moruya Hospital and Batemans Bay Hospital while the new hospital for the Eurobodalla Shire is built.
Once the new hospital is built, Labor will maintain the services currently provided by Moruya Hospital and Batemans Bay Hospital in each community. This means that, regardless of where the new hospital for the Eurobodalla Shire is built:
- Moruya will continue to have a hospital with at least 55 beds and an emergency department; and
- Batemans Bay will continue to have a hospital with at least 31 beds and an emergency department.
Labor can afford to build a new hospital for the Eurobodalla Shire because we are not spending $2.2 billion rebuilding perfectly good Sydney stadiums.