STATEMENT: NSW NURSES & MIDWIVES ASSOCIATION DAY OF ACTION

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

 

 

I STAND side-by-side with our local nurses and midwives – as well as all our region’s amazing medical staff – and fully support their efforts to secure better pay and conditions.

 

Never before has our health system, and the people who work within it, faced the extreme challenges it has in the last two years. Our nurses and other frontline medical staff have met that challenge, working tirelessly every single day keeping our communities safe and healthy.

 

We owe them all an enormous debt of gratitude and thanks for their dedication – they have never stopped working to support us during the pandemic – but also our full support and action to improve their conditions at work and to train and employ even more nurses and midwives in our local hospitals.

 

I’ve met personally with many of our region’s nurses to listen and better understand the strain they’re under and what needs to be done.

 

I’ll be using the first Parliamentary sitting week of 2022 this week to deliver a speech in support of our local nurses and midwives and I will also be meeting face-to-face with the Minister to advocate on behalf of our local frontline health workers.

 

As the Member for Northern Tablelands, I’ll continue to do everything I can as a local to support and fight, in word and action, for our local nurses and health staff.

 

They deserve nothing less.

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