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10 days, 10 reasons to Save the Repat

The Save the Repat campaign is today launching a Facebook campaign to raise awareness of the wide range of services that will be lost if the Repat is closed.

 “Most South Australians are aware of the vital role that the Repatriation General Hospital plays in treating our veteran’s community, fewer realise the wider role it plays in providing first class health services to the general community,” said Shadow Health Minister Stephen Wade.

“Over the next ten days the Save the Repat campaign will explore online 10 reasons to keep the Repat operating and invite the public to share their own experiences, insights and other reasons.”

The first reason to Save the Repat is its high quality outpatient services and the fact that:

“Each year, the Repat provides more than 136,000 outpatient consultations – that’s more than 2600 South Australians each week”

This reason will be posted on the ‘Save the Repat’ Facebook page later today.

The Facebook page reached 12,000 likes yesterday, while the online petition at www.savetherepat.com now has over 17,500 online signatures.

“The community opposition to the closure of the Repat is clear.

“While Labor spends $3 million of taxpayers’ money on fairy floss spin, this campaign seeks to provide factual information and real engagement with the South Australian community” Mr Wade said.