Surgeries will be delayed, nurse and doctor numbers will decline and emergency department wait times will increase in the Southern Highlands, with the Turnbull Government cutting $620,000 from Bowral Hospital from 2017-2020.

Malcolm Turnbull is cutting $715 million out of Australia’s public hospitals between 2017- 2020, with the $620,000 cut from Bowral Hospital which is equivalent to 1500 outpatient appointments, 930 emergency department visits, 170 cataract extractions or 24 knee replacements.

Twice in the past three months, Malcolm Turnbull has come to our electorate but offered absolutely no funding or commitments.  Mr Turnbull is happy to give big business a tax handout but won’t properly fund our local public hospitals and give locals the health care they need.

Residents living right across the Southern Highlands will be hurt by Turnbull’s cuts because every dollar cut from our public hospitals is a dollar cut from our sickest and most vulnerable patients.