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It started, in classic Byron style, with a batch of bliss balls. The homemade treats were whipped up for the nurses at Byron Hospital by local, Sarah Armstrong, after she heard how challenging life had been for them during the Omicron outbreak.
Industrial action by Northern Rivers health workers could the next step if no action on security at local hospitals is taken. A number of serious incidents at hospitals in the region over the last two years has led to repeated calls for more security.
The NSW minister for Health is refuting claims by Justice Action that the 19 recommendations from the review following the death of Miriam Merten at Lismore Hospital would not prevent this event recurring again.
The mistreatment and death of Miriam Mertens at Lismore Base Hospital’s mental health unit lead to calls for a public inquiry into the resourcing and capacity of mental health units. However, Labor says government is burying inquiry.
Lismore hospital is creating greater opportunity for women to enter traditionally male dominated trades through the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP).
Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.
Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport.