THURSDAY, 31 MARCH, 2016 – 15:14
A statement released today from Senator the Hon Fiona Nash:
“Following the death of remote area nurse Gayle Woodford in the NPY lands last week, I will convene an urgent meeting with a full range of stakeholders providing nursing and health services in remote areas. The facts around Mrs Woodford’s tragic death have not yet been established and the matter is subject to a police investigation, so it would be irresponsible to comment specifically on that matter. However we should always be doing all we can to ensure remote health workers are safe. Health services and health workers in rural and remote areas provide a vital service to rural and remote Australia.”
ACN has been invited to attend this meeting on Wednesday 6th April 2016, to offer insights from a nursing perspective.