Political visit to Monte

February 15, 2016 by Natalie Shymko
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Sydney’s Montefiore aged care facility in  Randwick was delighted has hosted a visit from NSW State Minister for Ageing and Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka and  Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith.

Andrew Kew, John Ajaka, Rhonda Bradley and Bruce Notley-Smith

Director of Corporate Services Andrew Kew, John Ajaka, Director of Business Services Rhonda Bradley and Bruce Notley-Smith

Hostel residents had a rare opportunity to meet with Minister Ajaka and Mr Notley-Smith over lunch and participate in a fruitful Question and Answer session.  Residents took the opportunity to lobby for a new bus stop at the Randwick campus and raised the difficulty of catching taxis from Montefiore to short distances such as Bondi Junction for medical appointments.  These issues were met favourably by the Minister and Mr Notley-Smith who gave a commitment to pursue their concerns to the Minister for Transport for further action.

It was also pleasing to hear that aged care and affordable accommodation was high on the Government’s agenda.  “Montefiore has always had my support particularly for its expansion because we are critically short in this area of all types and levels of aged accommodation,” said Mr Notley-Smith.

The ministerial visit was a great success with residents being able to engage and ‘have their say’ with decision makers in the community.

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