Politics in the Pub focuses on nurse ratios and regional health

Members of the Goulburn branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association.
Members of the Goulburn branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association.

Politics in the Pub (PITP) will discuss nurse ratios and regional health issues in its next meeting on Monday, July 16.

Speakers include a member of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, Labor candidate for Goulburn Dr Ursula Stephens. More will be announced closer to the date.

PITP organiser Jason Shepherd said MP Pru Goward was also invited to attend.

The night will focus on nurse to patient ratios, an issue Mr Shepherd said was important to dissect.

“It’s important as we move forward as money is being spent in Goulburn that we make sure that those facilities are resourced correctly and there are better outcomes for patients,” he said.

“There is no point upgrading a hospital if there isn’t a sufficient ratio.” 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss incentives to luring nurses and medical practitioners into the region.

Mr Shepherd said businesses prioritised employees in the commercial market, but failed to put the same focus in the medical and health industry. 

  • PITP starts at 6.30pm and is held in the Astor Hotel.

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