'This is a distraction': Wollongong nurses say health package won't fix broken hospital system

Kate McIlwain
Updated June 7 2022 - 7:40am, first published June 6 2022 - 6:00pm
Not enough: NSW Nurses and Midwives Association members Bianca Vergouw, Genevieve Stone, Jamie Roberts and Emma Gedge said the pre-budget announcement would not fix the broken health system. Picture: Adam McLean.
Not enough: NSW Nurses and Midwives Association members Bianca Vergouw, Genevieve Stone, Jamie Roberts and Emma Gedge said the pre-budget announcement would not fix the broken health system. Picture: Adam McLean.

A little over two months ago when burnt out Illawarra nurses and midwives took to the streets to protest over their working conditions and pay, many held signs with messages like "thank you doesn't pay the rent".

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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