Hopes for March 2011 – 2009-2011

Hopes of Shadow Health Minister Jillian Skinner post March 2011 Election

  • 2009 – NSW Liberal Opposition Shadow Health Minister Jilllian Skinner calling on NSW ALP Health Minister Carmel Tebbutt to commit to keep Bulli Hospital Emergency Ward open
  • 2009 – Arthur Rorris Secretary South Coast Labour Council calls for Roundtable to discuss future of hospitals including Bulli
  • 2009 – Northern Illawarra Chamber of Commerce fighting to keep open Bulli Emergency Department
  • 2009 – No plans to close Bulli Emergency Department – Sue Browbank, Southern Hospitals Network General Manager
  • 2010 – NSW Liberal Opposition Shadow Health Minister Jillian Skinner on indicating should no longer call it an Emergency Ward at Bulli realistically
  • 2010 – SESIAHS CEO Terry Clouts moots Urgent Care Centre for Bulli Hospital operating over extended hours but details were yet to be determined – Central to the health service’s plans is the development of Wollongong into a major teaching hospital and Shellharbour into a major metropolitan hospital, with services at smaller sites to be complementary.
  • 2010 – Shadow Health Minister queries ALP Health Minister Carmel Tebbutt on why pushing ahead with UCC’s when professional health groups are totally opposed to them – focus on Wyong – more
  • 2010 – Small hospitals like Bulli are viable, efficient & not more costly than larger hospitals under proposed Rudd Federal Funding model according to Professor Kathy Eagar – now a member of ISLHD Board appointed by NSW Lib Health Minister Jillian Skinner
  • 2011 – South Eastern Sydney – Illawarra Area Health Service dissolved – leading to formation of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD)  & South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. Susan Browbank appointed CEO of ISLHD
  • 2011 – Liberal Candidate for Keira & now Wollongong City Councillor for Ward 2,  John Dorahy, commits to supporting Bulli Hospital during 2011 Election Campaign “I will be fighting very very hard to bring first class facilities back to Bulli Hospital, including increasing emergency,”

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