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Waipareira Urges Westies to Go To Waitakere A & E

17 March / Poutū-Te-Rangi 2014

Waipareira Urges Westies to Go To Waitakere A & E

Whanau Waipareira is urging westies to take their after hours’ illnesses straight to Waitakere Hospital Accident & Emergency Department.

Waipareira CEO John Tamihere said the $92 cost (6pm-8am) for a medical visit to an after hour’s clinic in west Auckland is outrageous.

“Unfortunately many within our community can’t afford that ridiculous overhead,” John said.

“That’s why we have to demand the Waitakere Hospital A & E operate 24 hours a day, and I would urge whanau to go straight to the hospital if they are ill.”

Waipareira has authorised adverts to run in the Western Leader newspaper.

“We have whanau coming to us all the time saying they can’t afford the costs and instead of seeking immediate medical care, they wait until the morning,” John said.

“We can’t allow this to continue because what we don’t want is a whanau member die because they didn’t have the money for proper treatment.”

“This is a community issue and I would hope the authorities listen to what the community is saying,”

From Tuesday, the Western Leader will run adverts that will continue in the next two issues.

“This is a very important campaign for the community to get behind,” John said.

ENDS

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