Right now the Mersey Community Hospital is without a 24/7 emergency department.
That means if the Mersey Hospital is your local hospital and you have a medical emergency in the middle of the night you’ll be taken to Burnie or Launceston. You’ll have a longer trip, to an unfamiliar place, without family support.
North West Coasters deserve health care when and where they need it and our hard working doctors, nurses, paramedics and health care professionals deserve a safe working environment to do their job caring for Tasmanians.
Health services in the North West were already at crisis point before COVID-19 and it is not good enough that the community is without a 24/7 emergency department.
Add your name and tell the Government to restore the 24/7 emergency department.