Petition Update

Nurses and midwives to doorknock Victoria's most marginal electorate

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch)

Feb 10, 2012 — Nurses and midwives will descend on Victoria's most marginal seat to talk to the residents of Bentleigh about how they will be directly affected by the Baillieu Government's plan to end safe nurse/midwife patient ratios in public hospitals.

On Saturday 11 February nurses and midwives will doorknock the entire electorate of Elizabeth Miller MP, a former nurse, who holds her seat by just 262 votes.

The Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch) has more than 600 members in this electorate.

ANF (Vic Branch) Lisa Fitzpatrick said: "Nurses and midwives want to talk directly to the people of Victoria and let them know that if they lose their fight to keep safe staffing levels then patients will lose their lives.

"We're doorknocking in the most marginal Liberal-held electorate as a reminder to this Government that it was elected to build the health system not destroy it," she said.