The Griffith Base Hospital is currently making do with what it's got.
A congealment of buildings, with demountables, and original buildings dating back to the 20s.
A city with a wider population of around 30,000 deserves better.
Hard-working doctors and nurses in a modern-day city have enough on their plates without having to worry about walls and roofs caving in, or equipment being up to scratch.
There may be light at the end of the tunnel though, providing opportunities for residents and politicians alike.
Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli late last year revealed Griffith is high on the list for hospital improvements.
It's fair to say the idea of an upgraded hospital has all but a unanimous backing from the Griffith community.
That's because the hospital is the heartbeat of our city.
People calling Griffith home for years or decades would more than likely have had a visit to the hospital at some stage, whether it be as a patient or a visitor.
But the attachment Australians have with rural hospitals hasn't influenced the fate of other facilities around the nation.
Rural hospitals are going one of two ways - expanding or dying.
Gone are the days where smaller regional centres the size of burgeoning cities had extensive and up-to-scratch medical facilities.
Regional towns and centres the size of Leeton are even struggling to attract and maintain basic services, giving locals little choice but to travel for basic modern-day procedures.
It's a similar situation we're finding with our public schools.
Consolidation is the priority at the moment for state governments with the aim of providing better education opportunities while also achieving cost-cutting measures.
The jury is still out on whether the people are buying Mr Piccoli's consolidated schools plan for their city, with Griffith firmly divided on the issue.
But there's no denying public sentiment when it comes to the city's hospital.
Something needs to be done to our aging facility.
One wonders whether the bottomless pit of polls and wires money might be better used on a facility the city is all but unanimously in support of upgrading.
If anything, it's sure to attract some votes for whoever comes to the party.
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