July 8 - 21, 2018: Issue 367
Newport's 'From The Crown To The Sea' Paths: Complete the Loop Update
AvSLSC's 24 Hour Row For One Eighty And Gotcha4Life: Let's Do This!
Mona Vale Hospital Fight Continues At July Forum
Protect Pittwater Association
July 7, 2018
The fight for Mona Vale Hospital and high quality emergency services for Pittwater residents will continue at a forum on July 18.
Protect Pittwater President Bob Grace said the forum has been organised by the group to let locals know what is planned for Mona Vale Hospital and to chart a course for further action.
“I don’t think Pittwater residents have realised what’s happening,” Mr Grace said.
“Mona Vale Hospital will exist in name only. It won’t have inpatients, it won’t have operating theatres, there will be no emergency department.
“Imagine trying to get to the new private hospital at Frenchs Forest if you’re seriously injured and Wakehurst Parkway is closed due to flooding.
“The people of Pittwater must have an emergency department at Mona Vale Hospital.”
All Pittwater residents are welcome at the forum, which will take place at Mona Vale Memorial Hall on Wednesday July 18, at 7pm, he said.
Speakers will include Professor Richard West – a retired surgeon from Royal North Shore Hospital – and former Save Mona Vale Hospital chairman Parry Thomas.
A new film by John Illingsworth revealing the true condition of Mona Vale Hospital will also be launched at the forum.
That's GOLD! Avalon Beach SLSC Take Out IRB State Title
Over two hundred thousand people around Australia owe their lives to a single surf lifesaver. That’s the estimated number of people who have been rescued by the Inflatable Surf Rescue Boat, developed by Warren Mitchell OAM of Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
Warren is the acknowledged “father” of the rubber duck, or IRB, the main item of rescue equipment used by Surf Life Saving Australia, and was awarded the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day Honours in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Surf Life Saving.
Roger Sayers, Life Member at Avalon Beach SLSC, shared an insight on the IRB in celebration of Mr. Mitchell's award. That runs as this Issue's PBP page for those who'd like to know more about the great things that have come out of this Surf Life Saving Club.