Save Kenepuru Hospital Petition
People are needed to help collect signatures on a petition to save Kenepuru Hospital.
Anyone who wishes to help should phone Robert Shaw 04 233 0252 or Chris Turver 06 364 3640
The petition is sponsored by Wellington Regional Councillors Chris Turver and Robert Shaw
In a joint statement they said people were needed in each suburb between Johnsonville and Levin to collect signatures to support the Kenepuru Hospital.
"Our northern Wellington community must come together to show Capital & Coast Health that we will never agree to their closing Kenepuru Hospital."
"The business plan of Capital & Coast Health says the hospital can close its doors within 5 years.
"It is intended that 90% of the $290 million capital development money provided to Capital & Coast Health be spent at Newtown next year.
"People who have contacted us are incensed at the proposal and many want to do something practical to help.
"Filling in the forms sent out by Capital & Coast Health is pointless because the consultation process is flawed in many ways.
"The only way for the diverse communities to come together is to have people in each location collect signatures from their neighbours.
The text of the petition is below: Save Our Hospital
To: The Minister of Health Parliament Buildings
respectfully request that Capital & Coast Health:
1 Develop the Kenepuru Hospital as a full secondary facility, minimum 100 overnight beds
2 Develop emergency hospital services at Paraparaumu including the provision of overnight beds.
NameAddressSignature You may photocopy this form. Return complete forms to: Wellington Regional Councillor Robert Shaw (ph 04 233 0252) Wellington Regional Councillor Chris Turver (ph 06 364 3640) PO Box 11-646, Wellington, by 20 September.
More about Robert: http://robertshaw.freeyellow.com/index.html