Local Federal and State Members of Parliament have continued their Canterbury Hospital redevelopment campaign, now calling on residents to join the fight.
The Canterbury Hospital serves one of the most socio-economically disadvantaged communities with approximately one third of local areas among the most socioeconomically disadvantaged in Australia.
With the Canterbury Hospital’s last major upgrade being in 1998, patients on the elective surgery waiting list has increased by 14% in 2019 alone.
Canterbury residents are being encouraged to write to the NSW Government in support for the redevelopment, with the Labor Party encouraging people to call their local MP or the Office of Sophie Cotsis on 9718 1234.
Sophie Cotsis was commended by Federal Member for Watson, Tony Burke, who said, “Our local community deserves a long overdue upgrade to the Canterbury Hospital.”
“Well done to Sophie Cotsis for leading this cause. She’s never stopped fighting for locals to receive the hospital upgrade we deserve.”
Sophie Cotsis, Member for Canterbury said “Not only will a redevelopment mean more medical resources and facilities at Canterbury Hospital, but with COVID-19 and a looming recession, jobs will be created for the short and long term.
“Our population is one of the most diverse in Australia. Around 80% of people in the Canterbury area have at least one parent who was born overseas – and our population continues to grow”