Nurses lift industrial bans
ALL beds closed as part of industrial action at the Tweed Hospital and the Murwillumbah District Hospital are being re-opened from 7am this morning.
The New South Wales Government has made an offer concerning staffing and industrial action can not take place while negotiations with the New South Wales Nurses Association continue.
All non-emergency surgeries and services will be resumed and the Tweed and Murwillumbah hospitals are endeavouring to be back in full operation by this afternoon.
NSWNA Tweed Heads branch president Zoe Guinea and Murwillumbah NSWNA branch president Sharon Lesleighter will both travel to Sydney on Tuesday to join the NSWNA Committee of Delegates in discussing the offer and deciding the future of the industrial action.
More than 570 beds in 67 facilities across the state were closed as part of the industrial action.
The Tweed Hospital and the Murwillumbah District Hospital began closing one in four beds on Monday January 10.
Twenty-two beds were closed at The Tweed Hospital as a result of nurses’ industrial action on Tuesday January 11.
All emergency and time-critical services were maintained during the implementation of the One2Four Bed Closure Action Plan.