Sign the
Petition

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Total Signatures as of 16 Aug 2017

16,553


Everyone knows medical services in Kapiti have not kept up with needs. With Kapiti projected to grow faster, the time has come for us to demand the services we require. Kapiti needs a Community Hospital. I fully support the petition organised by the Kapiti Health Coalition. Join the campaign for a Community Hospital sign the petition at Coastlands Mall, your local New World Supermarket or any of the other signup sites below.

K Gurunathan
Mayor
KCH is in the DomPost newspaper 24 July 2017 see the story here
 


Thanks to Mayor Guru for launching the petition, we collected over 200 signatures during the launch alone! But this is only the start, we still need people to sign the petition. So please get down to Coastlands, your local New World supermarket, public library or any of the other sign up sites and sign the petition.



Signing Locations
Sign the petition at any of these locations:



Raumati
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Fenwick Vintages Furniture 6 Margaret Road, Raumati Beach


Paraparaumu
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at Lindale
Mazengarb Pharmacy on Mazengarb Rd
Paraparaumu Library
The Disability Centre
High Tide Café Paraparaumu Beach
 Waikanae
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Waikanae Library
Cameo Pop in Centre

Otaki 
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Otaki Library
Citizens Advice Bureau


You can also sign the petition anywhere you see a sign like these.
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Our Community Needs
 
24/hour Emergency Department
 
To handle the minor emergencies closer to home 24 hours a day. Also a place for people to be assessed instead of being needlessly bundled off to Wellington Hospital.
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mr500_Out_Patient1_idx49509075.jpg Local Outpatient Facilities

Outpatient should mean exactly that. Not in and out of Wellington. A community hospital could handle most outpatient needs right here in Kapiti.
Saving waiting/travel time and reducing distress for patients.
Family Support Closer
to Home


Having a sick loved one is bad enough without adding time and travel. Make it easier for local families to help the healing process.
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Earthquake_idx32501861.png Kapiti will be Cut Off Both North and South in an Earthquake

When there is a major earthquake in Wellington Kapiti will be cut off from both Wellington Hospital and Palmerston North Hospital. Kapiti needs it's own local community hospital.e and reducing distress for patients.
Local Minor Surgeries & Specialists

Minor surgeries shouldn't mean major travel. Seeing a specialist should be possible in Kapiti without long waits followed by long journeys. Future advances in telemedicine will mean locals can see a specialist in Wellington from Kapiti.
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Bee_Hive_idx51758814.png Kapiti is Not Wellington

  • 30% of Kapiti population have a disability compared with 24% NZ wide
  • ~46% of Kapiti disability population is 65+ years
  • Kapiti's has specific needs which are hampered by long waiting and travel times
Less Traveling & Waiting

Over 7,000 people from Kapiti were sent to Wellington Hospital by ambulance last year.

Travel time: 14,000 hours If you allow an
average of 30mins waiting time that's over
4 months spent traveling to and from
Wellington.
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Mental Health in Kapiti

Mental health services in Kapiti are not keeping up with demand.

Greater local support is needed for those suffering from short and long term mental illnesses, drug addictions and depression.
~53,000 people live in Kapiti

Kapiti's aging population is pressuring the health system

We need a community hospital that fits our growing needs and the realities of a major earthquake in Wellington.
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