Letters to the editor

Hitting the road, even with private health insurance 

My In-Laws who are Local Griffith people, who have been in Private Health with RT Health fund for over 50 years - cannot get care here in our New Local Private Hospital.

The team at SVPCHG have been campaigning for over one year to get RT Health Fund to come on board as there are many members of this fund in our Community - yet they have been hitting their heads on a brick wall at the lack of response/assistance/signing off paperwork to allow RT Health members to be cared for in their home town with their family and loved once around them.

Instead we have to go to Wagga or Sydney to get the care that is needed - which is currently the situation for dad. 

I spoke to RT Health yesterday who assured me we could have dad at SVPCHG - yet upon digging deeper into this, I found they had signed off on a Tier 2 level only - for a stay/operation in Griffith we need Tier 1 cover - this RT Health won't sign off on.

I ask that any Person in our Community who is a member of RT Health Fund get on the phone to them - 1300 886 123 and help me get them to sign off on this - we have a brand new hospital here that we should be able to use and we can't.

Fiona Burns, Griffith.

Why settle for less?

The people of Griffith need a brand new hospital (not a patched up one).

Look how long it has taken to get a new ambulance station.

Why settle for less when we ought to expect the right to a fully equipped, fully functional set up, deserved by the community of our area.

With country towns it has become a case of out of sight out of mind.

NEW: Yvonne Rance says, 'why settle for less when we ought to expect the right to a fully equipped, fully functional set up, deserved by the community of our area'.

NEW: Yvonne Rance says, 'why settle for less when we ought to expect the right to a fully equipped, fully functional set up, deserved by the community of our area'.

Time to get noticed and get the ball rolling (big time) instead of settling for less which is what this government is hoping for.

Its got past the being grateful for small mercies time rose to the challenge and dare to do for the collective well being of the whole, its called people power for the people by the people.

If we settle for less, then less we will get. Make your voices heard heard when next time the big wigs come to town.

Let's not be short changed.

We deserve better.

Go for it and watch it happen.

Yvonne Rance, Griffith.

Women's rights ‘gone crazy’

Now it has been established that there are more positions to be quantified in our armed forces for women than there are for men (and on the front line of battle) at that.

This is what happens when the inch is given unwisely it always demands the mile even when it lacks common sense value.

The feminist movement has gone overboard reinforced by the politically correct rule of thumb that says anything goes to shut them up and we gain stupidity as the outcome.

Just because women believe and know they are capable doesn't mean they have to prove it by stretching their desire to take over to this extreme of fighting on the front line hardly a woman's career.

Its a power struggle that won't be happy until they give the world its first woman Pope. Imagine them on the Vatican balcony arms outstretched to their adoring fans below adorned themselves with their accessories supposedly representing God.

It just makes common sense but unfortunately our world today only runs on demand (or else) protest.

Sometimes collectively we all need to protest against what seems unfair like our need for a new hospital.

However to protest just on a whim to prove we need to be on the front line in battle of war is stretching the boundaries of common sense and making a mockery of them.

Yvonne Rance, Griffith.