Federal Member for Chifley Ed Husic called on the Liberal State Government to stop dragging its feet and deliver the promised MRI machine to Mt Druitt.
Speaking in Federal Parliament last week, Mr Husic said the Baird Government has continually declined to let residents know when the MRI machine would actually be installed in the Mt Druitt Hospital.
“We saw, in the last state election, a sudden commitment by the Baird government to fund an MRI for Mount Druitt Hospital. We have been asking for ages where it is at. It has not been delivered.
“If it is good enough to make the promise, it is good enough to deliver on it, and I urge the Baird government to get on with it and deliver the MRI to Mount Druitt Hospital,” Mr Husic said.
Mt Druitt Hospital has already suffered from the closure of the cardiac ward, against a backdrop of the $80 billion cuts to schools and hospitals handed down by the Abbott Government in 2014 – and maintained by the Turnbull Government.
Labor in Government had a track record of investing in healthcare for Chifley.
In NSW Parliament, Labor State MP for Mt Druitt Edmond Atalla has repeatedly asked the Baird Government to provide a timetable for the upgrades to the Mt Druitt Hospital.
“The Baird Government has said the Stage 2 expansion of Blacktown Hospital is underway but has yet to give anyone a concrete answer on when Mt Druitt will receive the promised MRI machine,” Mr Husic said.
“From the time I announced I was standing for election in Chifley in 2010, securing an MRI machine for Mt Druitt Hospital has been a priority.
“Chifley residents have waited long enough, and it’s time for the Liberal Federal and State Governments to deliver on their promises to give local residents access to the healthcare they deserve.”
MONDAY, 7 MARCH 2016