Your BHAG Committee met with Andrew Stoner on site at the hospital on Thursday 9th February to discuss with him during a walking tour, the on-going concerns the community has regarding timely & appropriate maintenance to the buildings & surrounds.
In particular we discussed the poor state of many areas of the buildings, the leaking roofs, the desire to install solar hot water, the poor state of the internal roads & the restoration of the Arboretum.
The emphasis was on the lack of funds in the maintenance budget & the lack of sufficient man hours on site to undertake the works.
We also discussed the re-location of the demountables to the schools for use as a music department & during our walk we showcased the work the BHAG Gardening group have undertaken over the past 20 months.
We showed him where the expansion to the Emergency Department & the new Sub-acute Ward will be located. An article will be finalised shortly once I have received written confirmation of the promises Andrew made during the tour.
Barb Moore (Vice Chair BHAG Inc.)