Mental Health Commitment Needed for Greater Geraldton

Local MLC Darren West today called on the Barnett Liberal/National Government to honour its commitment to the people of Greater Geraldton to build the acute mental health facility that was promised in 2013.

While Mr West welcomed the Government’s recent announcement to provide much needed funds for the North West, there was no mention of any funding for Geraldton.

“Geraldton and the Mid-West region has again missed out on services and facilities under this Government.

“Despite promises by senior Liberal and National Government Ministers, nothing has yet come to fruition and the Mid West remains without this vital service,” Mr West said.

“This Liberal/National Government promises the world before an election but fails to deliver when in office.”

Mr West said it’s way past time for action and called for real funds to be allocated to mental health in Thursday’s state budget.