Save Murwillumbah Hospital

The Liberal-National Party Government are proposing cuts to Murwillumbah Hospital (again). This time it is a cut to the Emergency Department. The proposed cut involves reducing the equivalent of 2 full time Nursing staff in the ED.

The NSW Liberal-National Government must STOP their cuts to staff & services at the Murwillumbah Hospital!

You can keep up to date by following the Save Our Hospital Facebook page.

There are copies of the petition at my office & it is available to download & print below. I understand some businesses will also have copies available soon.


Please return the completed originals to Justine’s office in person or post to:

  • PO Box 6996 Tweed Heads South NSW 2486

For these Petitions to be submitted the NSW Parliament requires the following:

  • the person signing must be a Resident/Citizen of NSW • NO FAXES of signed petition • NO PHOTOCOPIES of signed petition • ONLY ORIGINALS will be accepted • Every signature must be original hand-writing, and signatures must not be pasted on, photocopied or transferred in any other way.

The Petition reads:

The Petition of citizens of New South Wales, particularly residents of Murwillumbah and Tweed Valley in the Electorate of Lismore.

Brings to the attention of the House the proposal of the Northern NSW Local Health District to cut 3.08 full­time equivalent nurses from the Murwillumbah District Hospital Emergency Department, despite the New South Wales Government’s promise to deliver more nurses and midwives.

In February 2019, during the NSW State Election, the NSW Government promised to deliver 284 nurses and midwives, 32 doctors, 38 allied health staff and 50 hospital support workers across the Northern NSW Local Health District.

The Murwillumbah District Hospital is highly ranked in its clinical operations and second in the state for patient satisfaction. Its Emergency Depat1ment staffing formula is a model that provides patient and nurse safety. Cuts to its nursing staff could compromise this safety.

The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly to bring this proposed cut to the attention of the Government, ask them to have these proposed cuts stopped and for the NSW Government to honour its election promise.

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