Minister Skinner, are you familiar with the data?

RNSHGrowthOver-100-yearsGrowth in service requirements on the campus over the last century (1). Have you thought about the next century? #helpSaveRNSH

(1) Sherrington, G, and R Vanderfield. 1988. “The Royal North Shore Hospital 1888-1988. A Century of Caring.”  Horwitz Grahame.

Minister Skinner, where is your plan for the future …

PacificHighway1200x627EmailA model T Ford parked in Herbert St, with the Pacific Highway in the background (1920s). Have you thought what the campus will be like in a further 100 years?  #helpSaveRNSH

1. Sherrington, G, and R Vanderfield. 1988. “The Royal North Shore Hospital 1888-1988. A Century of Caring.”  Horwitz Grahame.

Why are we selling our most valuable health assets to developers?

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Flat land within 50 meters of metropolitan rail, on a University Hospital Campus. Who made this decision? Why are they not accountable. (1)
(1) “EOI for Purchase (Freehold/Leasehold) of RNSH Masterplan Land.” 2015. Government Property NSW. https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/dfs/?event=public.rft.showArchived&RFTUUID=BFE2A060-F931-8E95-F58DB25AD71BDE95.

Mr Abbott – Are we not selling our children’s future …

“This government is determined to ensure that this generation is as good to future generations as previous generations were good to us. We are not going to sell out the future” (1)
Why are we selling the land in one of the countries major University Hospitals? #helpSaveRNSH is the teaching hospital that serves your electorate …
Reference
(1) Commonwealth Parliament, Parliament House. 2015. Hansard 9th February 2015. p 76 http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Hansard.Families-Email

Minister Skinner, in the 1990s your government sold our most accessible and valuable land

SkinnerLandSaleMinister Skinner, in the 1990s your government sold our most accessible and valuable land to developers (1) and now you are doing the same (2) … Why?

(1) Garcia, Luis. 1989. “Hospital`fire-Sale’ Target Is $500m.” The Sydney Morning Herald, August 25. http://news.google.com/newspapers….

(2) “EOI for Purchase (Freehold/Leasehold) of RNSH Masterplan Land.” 2015. Government Property NSW. https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/dfs/….

Minister Skinner, our hospital was our parents gift.

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Minister Skinner, our hospital was our parents gift. A legacy provided to look after the health care of current and future generations of our community. Why is NSW Health selling our most accessible and valuable land to developers (1) ? A major teaching hospital with flat land within 50 meters of metropolitan rail services is one of the communities most valuable health care resources.
(1) “EOI for Purchase (Freehold/Leasehold) of RNSH Masterplan Land.” 2015. Government Property NSW. https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/dfs/?event=public.rft.showArchived&RFTUUID=BFE2A060-F931-8E95-F58DB25AD71BDE95.

Minister Skinner, why are you selling our land?

 

 

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“Specialist centres, rather than having many general hospitals have the benefit of improving the quality of care where there is sufficient demand for services. Centres of excellence have greater capacity to attract a critical mass of specialist clinicians, facilitate high standards of training and invest in advanced specialty equipment. (1)”

Minister Skinner, why are you selling our land? (2) Have you seen this report? (1) ‪#‎helpSaveRNSH‬

(1) Coopers, Price Waterhouse. 2012. NSW Infrastructure. Health Infrastructure Baseline Report. Infrastructure New South Wales.http://www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/…/pwc_insw_health_base….
(2) “EOI for Purchase (Freehold/Leasehold) of RNSH Masterplan Land.” 2015. Government Property NSW. https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/dfs/….

Professor Tom Reeve

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“I don’t believe the public realises what an enormous resource a hospital like the Royal North Shore is, This place should be coddled and cared for. (1)” #helpSaveRNSH

Tom Reeve was the first Professor of Surgery at RNSH. The photo is of Tom at the Save RNSH rally in 2011.


(1) Boson, Mary. 1989. “Australia’s Surgeons Choose a New Pope.” The Sydney Morning Herald, March 30. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19890330&id=gjJWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hOcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2631,7299657.

Crossing the Germ Line – Facing Genetics’ Great Taboo

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“But with technology advancing dizzyingly fast, it is time to challenge the idea that our genomes are somehow special and inviolable. We can do better than mindless evolution. And for the sake of our children, we should do so as soon as we safely can.”

Le Page, Micheal. 2015. “Crossing the Germ Line – Facing Genetics’ Great Taboo – Opinion – 06 February 2015 – New Scientist.” Accessed February 6. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26927-crossing-the-germ-line–facing-genetics-great-taboo.html#.VNUHS2SUe_Q.

Minister Skinner – Why do we have to march in the streets?

Minister Skinner, why is it that we have to march in the streets to convince you that selling our communities major teaching hospital is not the solution to your governments financial problems? #helpSaveRNSH

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