Petition for mental health units in our hospitals
The Murrumbidgee region has a suicide rate almost three times as high as Sydney.
But we have the far fewer mental health services.
No hospital in my Murray electorate has an in-patient mental health unit.
This is completely unacceptable. It's very difficult for people to travel several hours to Wagga or Sydney for treatment away for their family.
Goolgowi resident Marie Clarke, my choice for Local Woman of the Year, has devised a petition to urge the NSW Government to build mental health units in our hospitals.
This is a paper petition (not an online one), so you'll need to print our a copy and obtain signatures.
When you do so, please try and get signatures to fill up the page (or a few pages). All NSW residents can sign.
Once you do so, please contact my office on (02) 6962 6644 to organise how we can pick it up for you.
If we get 10,000 signatures, we will force the NSW Government to debate it in Parliament.
This will bring the issue national attention and force the government to act.
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