Children's ward to stay open

THE children’s ward at Murwillumbah Hospital, which some doctors and hospital staff feared would close for three weeks starting Christmas Day, will stay open, the North Coast Area Health Service said.

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A WOMAN from The Channon has been lauded in State Parliament as Lismore MP Thomas George demanded the Government lift funding for community pre-schools.

“I pay tribute to Bianca Urbina from The Channon. She has been a great advocate for early childhood education,” he said. “Bianca has represented the area very well as co-ordinator of the Children’s Choice Preschool Campaign.

She has brought to my attention that a few weeks ago NSW released its agreement with the Federal Government to work toward achieving universal access to early childhood education.”

The average fee for NSW preschools is $28 a day, compared with a national average of less than $30 a week.



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