Hospital Petition Presented

June 18, 2018

Kāpiti residents have presented a petition with 22,000 signatures to Parliament in a bid for a

hospital for the region.

 

The petition was given to local MP Kris Faafoi on the steps of Parliament recently Campaign organiser Sue Emivali said residents were being forced to travel long distances for

simple presurgery assessments, and other residents were having to make the hour-long journey to Wellington for emergencies.

 

Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan says the growing community desperately needed a

hospital.

 

The campaign received strong support from locals with over half of the Kāpiti Coast population

signing the petition.

 

The Capital and Coast District Health Board said in a statement that they have not ruled a hospital out and were looking at options for a mini-hospital that integrated primary and hospital care.

 

The petition has gone before a select committee.

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