Fraser calls for hospital rally
COFFS Harbour MP Andrew Fraser is calling on the people of Coffs Harbour electorate to join him this Saturday at 1pm at a Protest Rally to be held outside the Coffs Harbour Health Campus to protest the Rees' Labor government's plans to further reduce the North Coast Area Health Services' staffing capacity.
“I call on the community to join me at this rally to show their support for our doctors and nurses and tell the Rees Labor government - Enough's Enough”, Mr Fraser said.
“It is reported that Coffs Harbour Health Campus, will lose up to 85 staff with the subsequent loss of hospital beds. At a time when there is a high demand for services, this proposal is extremely short-sighted. There is already a lack of nurses and medical staff and this proposal is only going to exacerbate a stressful situation on hospital staff.
“Coffs Harbour Health Campus is already $12.7 million over budget and the only initiative that will change that will be a cash injection - not staff cuts.”
“Enough's enough! I urge all concerned people to attend this important rally to be held this Saturday, Mr Fraser concluded.
It is believed the North Coast Health service is currently running at $38m over budget.