There could be no more important investment for a government than in quality of life and in especially ensuring dignity and care for those approaching the end of their life.
The hardworking Elsie's Retreat committee, Judy Maudsley, Margaret Pearce, Oana McBride, Peter Hurley, and the rest of the orange army have spent more than 10 years working tirelessly to improve palliative care options for our community on the Central Coast.
In April 2021, their dream became a reality when we officially opened the Coasts first fully funded dedicated 10‑bed palliative care unit at Gosford Hospital.
On Wednesday 15 June 2022 together we launched a new petition, calling on our communities support for a dedicated Palliative Care Unit at Wyong Hospital.
Thank you to all the fantastic local businesses who have shown their support by placing the petition details in their shop window or on their front counter.
To date, we have over 2,300 signatures.
The Orange Army and I will not stop until we have thousands of signatures to present to the Minister for Regional Health, the Hon. Bronnie Taylor.
We cannot do it alone; we need your help.
Please sign our petition, ready for me to present to the Minister in September 2022.
This is an investment in quality of life, in dignity - the dignity of our loved ones, and everyone in our region.
To sign the petition, go to the Elsie’s Retreat Project Facebook page or go to; https://www.adamcrouchmp.com.au/palliative_care_unit_for_wyong_hospital.