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A "great day" for the Eurobodalla - NSW Government promises new hospital for the region

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The NSW Government has today promised a new $150m hospital for the Eurobodalla to replace the hospital at Batemans Bay and at Moruya (above). 

The NSW Premier has announced a new $150m hospital for the Eurobodalla. 

The Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement in Moruya this afternoon.

While voters in NSW are due to go to the polls in March the NSW Member for Bega, and the Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Andrew Constance says the announcement is not about electioneering but about health-care for the region. "A lot of clinical service planning has gone on behind the scenes, over the past 12 months,". He thanked the community which has been lobbying for a new hospital. 

Moruya obstetrician Dr Michael Holland, who helped organise a petition calling for a new facility, which was presented to Mr Constance's electorate office in Bega last week, was with the Premier and Mr Constance this afternoon and he described it as a great day for the Eurobodalla. 

"The champagne is in the fridge, I'm actually on call until Friday, but it will be opened on Friday night that's for sure. It was just a great day and it's going to be  great for the future of the Eurobodalla.

"The Premier and Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, were very positive about this development and we believe the community is very positive about it, as the petition reflected.

"The cards are on the table now, any opposition party has to match this, because it's not a political decision it's a decision of the community. It's what they want, regardless of who is in power next year I think it's going to go through."

Mr Constance says a site for the new hospital is yet to be decided, but says planning can begin immediately.