Did you know nursing care per day has been slashed by 16 hours at Canowindra District Hospital?
The nurses are literally run off their feet with no time out for morning and afternoon tea let alone a meal break. Nurses and midwives are deeply concerned by this and fear you and your family’s safety cannot be guaranteed if you visit the local hospital for medical treatment. Hospital management cannot continue cutting back hours and expect the same level of care – we need your help to raise awareness about this issue.
Canowindra has 3 full time doctor’s and 2 part time – these doctors need to be secure in the knowledge there will adequate staff to look after the patients they admit to hospital. Patients come from far and wide to see these doctors e.g. Oberon, Blayney, Bathurst, Orange, Manildra, Parkes, Forbes, Eugowra, Grenfell, Koorawatha, Cowra, Young and some even further.
One concern is the delay in being able to answer the patient buzzers and having to prioritise which patient needs attending first. There are delays in administering treatments and medications because the nurses are in ED. The phone is not being answered when both nurses are busy and cannot just drop what they are doing to get to the phone.
People in regional areas deserve the same health care as those living in the city. Please voice your concerns by letting local MP Troy Grant know about these cuts – remember, he is there to work for you.
Local nurse and media spokesperson Joanne Smith is lobbying for everyone in the community to band together and speak up about this issue.
“We want to deliver quality care that the people in this area deserve. And we can’t if we keep getting cut back”
“Here is a question for you Troy Grant, what is the price of a life worth?”
Contact Troy Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6882 3577