From the birth of your children, to a sick loved one, we rely on the doctors, nurses and support staff in our public healthcare system. These dedicated professionals often work under enormous pressure in emergency situations.
These passionate people are under more pressure than ever following Mike Baird's savage $3 billion in cuts to our hospitals, and Tony Abbott's $15 billion cuts. Statistics show many hospitals are failing to meet emergency response time benchmarks.
With response times skyrocketing - many patients are being forced to wait days to leave emergency departments. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that one patient was left waiting in an emergency department reclining chair for as many as six days.
A recent Auditor-General review into the NSW healthcare system found that key hospitals in our state took too long to treat patients with life-threatening conditions.
Our hospitals and the people who support us need our support. They deserve the time and resources to give the best care they can - not cuts and pressure to do more with less.
This petition calls on Mike Baird and the Minister for Health, Julian Skinner, to stop cutting the resources of our hospitals in NSW to improve response times and ensure our health system is an example to the nation.