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Children’s ward closure plan heartless

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The move by Geoff Provest and Thomas George to close the children’s ward at Murwillumbah Hospital is simply heartless.

It represents a betrayal of the thousands of families in the Tweed who deserve and require this vital service.

The cruel axing of an entire hospital ward will mean locals will need to travel greater distances to access proper care for their sick or injured children.

It will also add further pressure to the Tweed Hospital, which will need to pick up the slack.

In opposition Geoff Provest and Thomas George promised to upgrade Murwillumbah hospital, but instead in government these MPs are actively downgrading our local hospital services.

Killing off a children’s hospital ward is a damning indictment on the Nationals MPs who obviously no longer represent the values and needs of our community.

Our children deserve better.

Ron Goodman, Labor candidate for Tweed


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