Frome voters have their say | POLL

We asked the people above:  Does Port Pirie need a palliative care unit and why?

Take our poll below to have your say and click through the photos above to read what your fellow constituents think.

Dylan Young, of Port Pirie: “They need to update the facilities so people can enjoy their last times with their families in the best possible way.”

Dylan Young, of Port Pirie: “They need to update the facilities so people can enjoy their last times with their families in the best possible way.”

Jake Parmenter, of Port Pirie: “I don’t think it’s that big of an issue with adequate facilities available outside of town. It seems like money could be better spent elsewhere.”

Jake Parmenter, of Port Pirie: “I don’t think it’s that big of an issue with adequate facilities available outside of town. It seems like money could be better spent elsewhere.”

Lorraine Baldwin, of Port Pirie: “They probably do, its good for people to have a nice place to spend their last days.”

Lorraine Baldwin, of Port Pirie: “They probably do, its good for people to have a nice place to spend their last days.”

David Wright, of Port Pirie: “We definitely need one.”

David Wright, of Port Pirie: “We definitely need one.”

Opposition leader Steven Marshall, along with Liberal Candidate for Frome Kendall Jackson, promised to open a dedicated palliative care unit at the Port Pirie hospital.

With the hospital's physiotherapy department moving to the new GP Plus Centre, Mr Marshall says this space can easily be transformed into a suitable area with at least three palliative care beds.

The State opposition promised $250,000 for the project if elected in March but Health Minister Jack Snelling says that figure will not be enough for a palliative care unit.

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