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Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.
While the state government has been pushing ahead with the new Tweed Valley Hospital site against significant community resistance they have failed to deliver the independent review of the Northern NSW community health services and are leaving local health jobs empty.
As the state election approaches, the promises ratchet up, with the opposition this morning promising that a Foley Labor Government would improve nurse to patient ratios in the region’s hospitals.
Nurses at Byron Bay's new hospital say they hold grave fears for the safety of patients due to lack of staff, and have warned of industrial action if their concerns aren't addressed.
Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.
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