‘We are not going to go away’: City rallies to save Griffith Base Hospital | Live blog

Banna Avenue is set to come to a standstill as Griffith rallies to save and replace the base hospital.

Robert Fattore, Jenna Woodland, Val Woodland and Brendan Catanzariti. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo.

Robert Fattore, Jenna Woodland, Val Woodland and Brendan Catanzariti. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo.

Memorial Park is expected to fill on Saturday morning as the Save the Griffith Base Hospital Committee’s rally against cutbacks – that have since been reversed – kicks into the next gear.

“They’ve made reversals, and they think that’s enough to keep us quiet, but now what we are saying is that they’ve kept us quiet for too many years, and now it’s time to show them we are not going to go away,” organiser Jenna Woodland told The Area News.

Signs and posters have dotted Griffith as community support for the campaign swelled during the week.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian is due in the city next week and the success of the rally will be another feather in the cap of the committee.

“We will be putting placards up to let them know they are on notice, and then on Thursday we will be actually showing them they are on notice,” committee member Brendan Catanzariti said.

The Area News’ Ben Jones, Jacinta Dickins and Anthony Stipo will be at Memorial Park this morning. Follow our live blog here.