Terri and Edward take our campaign to Barry O’Farrell

Cover story - Terri and Edward take our campaign to barry ofarrell - TakingcampaigntothetopTerri Cripps and Edward Makepeace are two NSWNMA members who live in the electorate of Ku-ring-gai and represented by Premier Barry O’Farrell.

They said they weren’t optimistic when they approached his electorate office for a meeting to tell the Premier about our campaign demanding fair nursing ratios for all hospitals and wards throughout New South Wales.

“He is a pretty busy man after all,” says Edward. “But he was receptive.”

“He wouldn’t give us the commitment that he would support our claim but he did promise to discuss it with Health Minister Jillian Skinner.”

Edward said the Premier seemed well briefed on the issues, but talked about the tight budgetary position facing the state.

“He did give us a good hearing, appeared sympathetic and left us feeling it was well worth the effort.”