Hospital decision a test of ‘democracy’

Victorian Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos at Mildura Base Hospital last week touring the intensive care unit. Picture: Carmel Zaccone
Victorian Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos at Mildura Base Hospital last week touring the intensive care unit. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Mildura Hospital Conversation (MHC) group says the upcoming management decision will be a test of whether the Victorian Government was prepared to heed the wishes of the Sunraysia community.

MHC president Noel Pound on Sunday said if the government did not return Mildura Base Hospital (MBH) to public management “we don’t have democracy”.

“It’s going to be a real indicator of whether we have a voice here in Mildura or not – whether we’ve got democracy or whether we’ve got democracy by donation,” he said.

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