Have your say on hospital bus while you still can

SUPPORT: Noleen Robinson, left, collects the latest batch of letters from the Lakes Mail’s Hayley Thurtell. The Lakes Mail is one of several local businesses where locals can leave their letters backing the bus campaign. Picture: David StewartTHE community campaign calling for a public bus service linking Morisset and Wyong Hospital must end next week.
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South Lake Macquarie Public Transport Action Group (SLMPTAG) chairwoman Noleen Robinson said almost 950 signed letters had so far been collected.

She is urging locals to get on board and add their voice to the campaign in the final week.

“Time is now of the essence, as we have only a few days to go before we must close our campaign on Sunday, August 31,” Ms Robinson said.

“Then all letters will be collected from the local collection points in the district, and prepared for the staff at MP Greg Piper’s office to collate and get ready for Greg to take down to Sydney and present to State Parliament and the Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian.”

Ms Robinson said it was clear from letters received so far the service was “desperately needed”.

“So many people explain that they have to ask their families – who are often living in Sydney – to come up here and drive them to the hospital,” she said.

Others have written in detail about the physical and emotional ordeals endured catching a train from Morisset to Wyong, then having to catch a bus from the station to the hospital at Kanwal.

Ms Robinson said the proposed bus service would ease the burden for hundreds of locals.

CAMPAIGN ON THE ROADLOCALS can support the campaign for a bus service linking Morisset with Wyong Hospital in two ways.

(1) Tell your story

Explain to the Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian exactly what was involved in your journey by public transport to and from Wyong Hospital – either as a hospital patient, or as a visitor, or in accessing the specialist services at the hospital campus.

Leave hard copies of your letters at the collection points listed on this page.

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(2) Sign the form letter

A form letter outlining the case for the bus service is available for signing at the listed collection points.

Collection pointsTHE locations where locals can access the form letter, or leave their personal letters, include:

MEDICAL PRACTICES

GP Super Clinic, Dora St, Morisset

Tristar Medical Group, Short St, Morisset

South Lakes Medical Group, Doree Pl, Dora Creek

Southlakes Medical Group, Alton Rd, Cooranbong

Wyee Medical Clinic, Wyee Shopping Centre, Wyee

Bonnells Bay Surgery, Bay Shopping Square, Bonnells Bay

CHEMISTS

Morisset Main Street Pharmacy, Dora St, Morisset

Priceline Pharmacy, Morisset Square, Morisset

Dora Creek Pharmacy, Doree Pl, Dora Creek

Bonnells Bay Pharmacy, Bonnells Bay Rd, Bonnells Bay

Wyee Centre Pharmacy, Wyee Shopping Village, Wyee

Cooranbong Pharmacy, Freemans Dr, Cooranbong

RESIDENTIAL VILLAGES

Bay Village Estate, Fishery Point Rd, Bonnells Bay

The Grange, Gimberts Rd, Morisset

Lake Macquarie Village, Stockton St, Morisset

Rosedale Gardens, Deaves Rd, Cooranbong

Mecca Village, Rutleys Rd, Wyee Point

BUSINESSES

The Lakes Mail, Yambo St, Morisset

Morisset Newsagency, Dora St, Morisset

Morisset Square Newsagency, Morisset

Lake Macquarie Hotel, Dora St, Morisset

Bottlemart, Dora St, Morisset

Colin Moore’s Meat Market, Dora St, Morisset

Yummy Thai, Dora St, Morisset

Corlett’s Home Timber and Hardware, Gateway Bld, Morisset

Hunter Office Supplies, Alliance Ave, Morisset

Wyee Mini Market, Wyee Rd, Wyee

AGENCIES

Southlakes Carers, Dora St, Morisset

Morisset Neighbourhood Centre, Dora St, Morisset

Salvation Army, Station St, Bonnells Bay

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