Commonsense prevails with Wellington hospital
Green Party Health spokesperson and Wellington Central list
Kedgley says commonsense has prevailed in the Government's decision to keep
Wellington's major tertiary hospital in Newtown.
"It makes far better sense
to have a hospital in the heart of a city, where
most Wellingtonians can reach it easily, than in an outer suburban area of
the city," she said.
"It also makes
sense to locate it near to an already existing
of health care services. The cost of having to relocate these facilities
would have been prohibitive, and would have made no sense at all," she said.
"The decision is good news for Wellington city, and
especially for Newtown,
which would have suffered a huge dislocation if the hospital and surrounding
businesses had been forced to move away from it."
The Greens also welcomed the decision to upgrade facilities at Keneperu.
"This decision will meet many of the concerns of
residents from Porirua and
surrounding areas," Ms Kedgley said.