10 Fedruary 2009

Local residents angered by the current situation at Murwillumbah Hospital can make their voice heard by taking part in the NSW Liberal/Nationals Health Infrastructure Audit survey, Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP said today.

“The Health Infrastructure Audit survey will help provide a clear picture of what’s going on at Murwillumbah Hospital and what is urgently needed to bring the facilities up to scratch, Mr George said.

“Not only can local residents have their say but frontline medical staff can also have an opportunity to express their views.

“This weekend’s rally demonstrated the level of discontent amongst the community about the downgrading of facilities and services at Murwillumbah Hospital.

“Completing this audit will send a strong message to the State Labor Government that the current situation at Murwillumbah Hospital is not acceptable and more importantly regional residents will not be taken for granted as the State Government struggles to find funding for city projects.”

Mr George said doctors, nurses, patients and anyone else who is in close contact with their local hospital is strongly encouraged to complete this audit and send a strong clear message to the State Labor Government: that our hospitals are important and need more attention.

“This is an opportunity for medical professionals and the public to tell the NSW Liberal/Nationals exactly what their local health priorities are.”

The Health Infrastructure Audit survey can be accessed at and asks respondents for their opinions of local hospital facilities, and where things need to be improved.

“The NSW Liberal/Nationals will give hospitals back to the people, empower doctors and nurses and deliver health policy that works. Filling out this survey will help with this process,” Mr George said.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.