My place in time #26
It's been about 25 years since a train ran through town. Quite clearly there's trees growing on the train tracks along Railway Terrace, where a bustling train route once ran, through to the southern ports.
The hospital has been in the news lately, SA Health have removed obstetrics from the schedule amongst other things. If you're about to have a baby you have to drive thirty minutes now, in labour, or potentially have your baby in an ambulance on the way.
This may not be a big deal for us, but for someone living in nearby Beachport, or Robe (45 minutes from our hospital) it seems unbelievably unfair and damn dangerous for high risk pregnancies. Along with the fact, the high price of petrol for country people to be self-commuting, the destination hospital not catering for overnight stays for dads, country taxpayers deserve better. Shame, especially when we were promised no loss of services.
The community isn't letting it slide, with a petition circulating and a public meeting on the 31st.