Stop the divestment of a significant portion of Royal North Shore Hospital and limit any commercial projects on the land to those that directly benefit the hospital and the local community.
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Royal North Shore Hospital is a major teaching hospital that trains future doctors, nurses and other health professionals. It serves 1 in 17 of the Australian population and is currently experiencing unprecedented increases, year-on-year, in emergency department presentations and hospital admissions. If campus land is lost, not only is our ability to remain a centre of teaching excellence in jeopardy, but our ability to grow and develop to meet this increasing demand is lost.
In 2011, in response to a massive outcry of community anger and a march on parliament, the Minister of Health announced a moratorium on the sale of Royal North Shore Hospital land. It seems that now, just three years later, the lure of quick money from a land sale is again too great.
The current proposal to sell the land to developers and build nearly 25,000m2 of office space to house government bureaucrats was never agreed to by the staff of the hospital or the surrounding residents, and should be rejected outright.
YOU can say NO to this sale. YOU can tell the premier Mike Baird that this misuse of community land is not good enough. Time is of the essence. Sign now.
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