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Enough is Enough: Frontline hospital staff are assaulted as crisis builds: rally Dec 19th

Nursing ratios Rally at Moruya Hospital Wednesday 19th at 2pm to call for equity in Nurse to patient ratios. This is of major concern TODAY in our local hospitals and can't be put off any longer. IT WILL BE A SERIOUS regional and rural election issue - the community's voice should be heard on this and will be heard tomorrow. Our hospital staffing affects us all so whether you are a patient, ex patient, future patient, friend of the hospital, employee, ancillary practitioner - you can let your voice be heard on this very important issue. read on.... The Beagle Editor,

Many patients are sick & often in a state of high anxiety with issues that can bring on aggression albeit unintentional at the time & when they become aware of anything they have done they become remorseful, filled with regret Assaults occur at many public places & hospitals are no different & is NOT TOLERATED, the front line medical are at risk. Please if you’re available come on down to the front of Moruya hospital ED department (not on the hospital grounds site though) on Wed 2pm to add your voice Please support us guys! A nurse was recently assaulted as were our fearless HASAs, & is off now with injuries that will repair but needs some time to recover We are short now, burnt out and at crisis point. Our own health is suffering and we want to do better for our’s not meant to be a conveyor belt that we rush through, pushing our stress further into our ward colleagues and patients. Enough is enough, help us do the best we can in providing dignified, thorough care, that is safe for everyone. 1:3 helps everybody from ED to the ward. The patients are getting higher acuity, having one nurse out the front in triage and one working the bays and resus is just plane dangerous, again for everyone. We don’t want to wait for the disaster we want to prevent a disaster. Actually we have already had disasters...🤔🤔So please get behind us, there has not been a significant change to the staffing models in over 20 years. We are the frontline to the community and your families care so 1:3 make ED safe, and be part of averting a pending crisis. Thank you beautiful colleagues. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💜💜💜💜 Name withheld by request.

EDITORS NOTE: Lead by Mourya based doctor Michael Holland, under the banner of “One Eurobodalla Hospital,” the group delivered its petition to the Member for Bega, Andrew Constance on October 26,2018. The 3000 plus signatures were collected over a three week period, the petition states: We the undersigned bring to the attention of the House that;Constrained to limited services by their division of resources, Eurobodalla Health Services are disadvantaged relative to our nearest regional and base hospitals.The combined number of services at Batemans Bay and Moruya District Hospitals are equal to or outnumber those of established regional or base hospitals within the Southern NSW Local Health District, such as South East Regional Hospital [Bega] and Goulburn Base Hospitals, which currently provide Intensive Care, Critical Care, and Mental Health services. Within the distance of three hundred kilometres, there is no regional hospital between the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital and the South East Regional Hospital, thus restricting equitable health care to the residents of the Eurobodalla Shire.There is an urgent and dire need to immediately improve Accident & Emergency, Critical Care and Perioperative Services in the Eurobodalla Shire. The undersigned petitioners therefore respectfully ask the Legislative Assembly to direct the Minister for Health to; 1. Provide immediate improvement to the Accident & Emergency, Critical Care and Perioperative Services of the Eurobodalla Shire by funding and upgrading the existing infrastructure and workforce. 2. Commit to the funding, planning, and building of one new regional hospital for the Eurobodalla Shire, located at a site providing equitable access for the people of the Eurobodalla, which will provide medical services equal to those of the regional and base hospitals within the Southern NSW Local Health District. Note: Part 2 has seen a commitment of $150m however there has been NIL response to the more critical Part 1.

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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