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APA (NSW) Member Update – Hospital Privatisation

APA (NSW) Member Update

Hospital Privatisation
Friday 7 October 2016
Dear Members,

Last month the NSW Government announced plans to privatise five hospitals in the state; Wyong, Maitland, Shellharbour, Goulburn and Bowral. This decision has been broadly seen as a set back to the standard of care that residents in NSW can expect to receive, and it may also have significant impacts on the individuals working in these hospitals.
Paramedics rely heavily on hospitals being adequately resourced to be able to transfer the care of our patients to the facilities in a timely manner to allow us to return to the communities that we serve.

Over the coming weeks there will be community protests against the decision to privatise these hospitals organised by Unions NSW. While APA (NSW) is not affiliated with Unions NSW, as paramedics and support staff who focus on improving outcomes for patients, we encourage all members who have concerns about the change to attend and support their local hospitals.

Hospital Date Time Location
Bowral Sunday 30 October 2:45pm Bowral Hospital, Mona Road, Bowral
Goulburn Sunday 30 October 11am Belmore Park, 210 Auburn Street, Goulburn
Maitland Sunday 23 October 12pm Maitland Train Station, Maitland
Shellharbour Sunday 6 November 12pm Cnr Wattle & Lake Entrence Road, Shellharbour
Wyong Sunday 16 October 11am Morry Breen Oval, Wallarah Road, Kanwal

 

Regards,

APA (NSW) Executive

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