Alison Fettell

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Campaign to save Bulli Hospital ED steps up a notch

COMMUNITY resistance to reducing emergency services in the Northern Illawarra is stronger than ever and unrelenting, says co convenor of the Save Bulli ED Group Allan Atkins. The Save Bulli ED group is now supporting the local arm of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association who are also determined to fight for the return of … Continue reading

Outrage over Bulli ED closure

THE decision to close the northern Illawarra’s only hospital emergency department will put lives at risk, says Save Bulli ED Group. The lobby group have put the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) board on notice that the community will hold them responsible for any adverse health outcomes due to “this nonsensical decision”. The Bulli … Continue reading

Decision on Bulli’s emergency department expected on Monday

THE future of Bulli Hospital’s emergency department will be discussed at the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) meeting on Monday. The Save Bulli Emergency Department group (Save Bulli ED Group) has submitted a detailed report to the Board ahead of the meeting, arguing the case for the Bulli Emergency Department to stay open. Save … Continue reading

Bulli ED does ‘a terrific job’ says federal health minister

SAVE Bulli Hospital Emergency Department Group (Save Bulli ED Group) has received a letter from Federal Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek praising the threatened Bulli Hospital emergency department. The Save Bulli ED group wrote to Ms Plibersek and Federal MP for Cunningham Sharon Bird seeking ongoing funding for Bulli Hospital emergency department, which is under … Continue reading

No support for Bulli’s ED at this stage: Heathcote MP

By MICK ROBERTS THE State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans will not commit support for Bulli Hospital’s emergency department until an Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District discussion paper is released. A spokesperson from Mr Evans’ office told The Bulli Times that he will not make an annoucement on whether he supports the retention of a … Continue reading

Plan put forward to save Bulli Hospital’s ED

AN innovative proposal to help save Illawarra and other community hospital emergency departments from downgrades and closures has been presented to Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek. The plan was put to the minister on the eve of a planned masive rally at the Bulli Masonic Hall at 2.30pm on Sunday July 29. The Save Bulli … Continue reading

Rally to protest Bulli Hospital’s ED closure

By MICK ROBERTS IN May 1890 coal miners held their first meeting at the Bulli Oddfellows Hall to establish a hospital for the district. Later this month, 113 years later, hundreds of people are expected to gather at the same hall in an effort to prevent what they say is another step towards the hospital’s … Continue reading

Fight continues to stop Bulli Hospital downgrade

RESIDENTS have demanded more details on a proposed Bulli urgent care centre model, placing several controversial “questions on notice” on the table for Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) public forum on Thursday. “What is an Urgent Care Centre? What are we actually being asked to comment on?”, Save Bulli ED Group convenor Alison Fettell said. “In Victoria … Continue reading

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