Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres has succeeded in forcing change at Nepean Hospital after a number of acting nurse positions were recently made permanent.
Many nurses at Penrith-Nepean Hospital had been appointed to ‘acting’ positions instead of being employed in that position on a full time basis. Some nurses had been ‘acting’ in these positions for many years.
\”I campaigned hard for the nurses at Nepean Hospital to be given the recognition and job security they deserved,\” Mr Ayres said.
\”I am pleased to report many have been offered full time positions that reflect their hard work and dedication to their patients,\” he said.
\”These nurses work hard for our community, and having the job security of a full time position and not just ‘acting’ in one is just reward for all their effort and experience.
\”Labor’s approach was to leave these nurses in a state of limbo, and deny them the job security they deserved.
\”I am happy that many of these nurses have been duly appointed to full time positions, but I will not stop fighting for Nepean Hospital.
\”I will continue to stand up for Nepean Hospital staff to make sure they get the resources they need to their job to the best of their ability.
\”Our local doctors and nurses must be supported so they can provide the best health care for patients at Nepean Hospital.\”
Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said Stuart Ayres’ hard work and dedication was already showing dividends.
\”It was Stuart’s hard work that helped nurses at Nepean Hospital secure a meeting with the Health Minister, something she had been avoiding.
\”The NSW Liberals will continue to work hard for Western Sydney.
\”NSW needs real change at the State Election in March, and that’s what Stuart Ayres, myself and the entire NSW Liberals & Nationals team are focused on delivering,\” Mrs Skinner said.