Australian Clinical Labs is trashing the critical microbiology laboratory at Bendigo Health to pursue larger profits. It has to stop – that’s why we’re asking you to call the local Bendigo Members of Parliament and the Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy.
If you haven’t heard, Australian Clinical Labs is making further cuts to the scientific workforce at Bendigo Health by downgrading the microbiology pathology laboratory. As you know these cuts will further add to the declining standard of healthcare offered as pathology services are cut back and moved out of Bendigo Health.
Please join in solidarity with members at Bendigo Health and call the local Members of Parliament and Jill Hennessy, Minister for Health to tell them to restore microbiology pathology to protect patient safety.
Downgrading of microbiology pathology at Bendigo Health means patient safety is put at risk. And with every position lost, fewer clinical services can be delivered at Bendigo Health. It’s particularly concerning that the State Government is letting this happen after spending $630 million on upgrading the Bendigo Hospital.
It’s up to us to keep the pressure on the Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy and local Bendigo Members of Parliament to ensure that the microbiology pathology laboratory isn’t downgraded and patient safety remains a top priority. Please make your voice heard and call the local Bendigo MPs and Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy today.
Together we can take a stand to restore the microbiology pathology laboratory at Bendigo Health. Check out our guide to calling Members of Parliament about microbiology at Bendigo Health here. And below are the contact details for local Members of Parliament and the Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy:
Maree Edwards – Member for Bendigo West – (03) 5444 4125
Jacinta Allan – Member for Bendigo East – (03) 5443 2144 or (03) 8392 6100
Jaclyn Symes – Member for Northern Victoria Region – (03) 5783 2000
Jill Hennessy – State Minister for Health – (03) 9395 0221 or (03) 9096 8561
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