Still out in the cold and we are all in this together
Thank you very much for your support in signing the petition “Don’t leave country patients out in the cold”.
This week I received an answer from the Health Minister Jillian Skinner to a letter I wrote before I created the petition. The Health Minister’s response did not offer any solutions to my situation or to the bigger problem of accommodation for country patients across the whole of NSW. This is not good enough. I have written back to the Health Minister and my local MP regarding both my own situation and the situation that many of you find yourselves or your family and friends in. We need to make it clear to the Health Minister that the need is immediate, that it involves all tertiary hospitals in NSW and that we need action taken on this issue now.
Here’s how you can help – could you please email the office of the Health Minister Jillian Skinner at
Or can you please call the Health Minister Jillian Skinner on
(02) 9909 2594 (North Shore Office) or (02) 9228 5229
The Health Minister needs to hear our stories and those of people close to us. She needs to hear that country patients demand accommodation at all tertiary hospitals that is affordable and accessible to everyone. She also needs to hear that people in the city are not happy about this unfair situation. Let’s make our voices heard loud and clear.
Thanks again for your support and please remember to spread the news about this petition by clicking the link www.communityrun.org/p/nowheretostay.