Nurses rally over bed cuts in Bathurst

Nurses rally over bed cuts in Bathurst

Nurses and their supporters are staging a rally in Bathurst today, to protest against the closure of 5 beds in the surgical ward at Bathurst Base Hospital.

The rally has been organised by the Bathurst branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and will get underway at 12.30pm in Victoria Park.

Emergency services personnel, regional councillors, MPs, business owners and community members have been invited to come along and fight to keep the beds, which are set to be cut on June 3.

The New South Wales Local Health District says the beds will reopen if they are needed, but the Association says by this time, the nurses will have been dispatched to other jobs within the hospital and then won’t be able to work in the ward.

Association President with the Bathurst branch Tatiana Muller says they believe the government is more concerned about cutting spending, rather than essential health services.

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