Mullum hospital should not be knocked down. To do so is bureaucratic vandalism.
It should continue as a community asset for the homeless or women and children
on the run from violent partners, drug rehab for our young who have a tsunami of
ice and other drugs sweeping over them or for old age accommodation.
The asbestos in the roof in the main building is contained and does not exist in the A&E wing of the hospital or birthing unit which were built later.
The dirty word ‘asbestos!’ is a furphy being used by senior bureaucrats to
excuse bulldozing the whole building and selling the valuable real estate to the
highest bidder to pay for the demolition.
That hospital has many memories and served this community well. It should be morphed into some other practical use to continue helping this community.
David Bradbury, Upper Wilson’s Creek