Nurses and midwives from around the region have met with Phil Donato to voice their concerns about staffing levels at hospitals.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association is calling for the Government to mandate that there is one nurse to every three patients in every emergency department and one nurse to every four patients in every medical and surgical ward across the state.
Tracey Coyte is the group's organiser and said they won't give up until change is made.
"We are in an aging population, new hospitals are being built, bed numbers are increasing but sadly and disgustingly staffing numbers are not being increased," she said.
"Phil has always been very supportive of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and our ongoing fight for mandated shift by shift ratios across public health facilities across NSW and he's proved that again today."
The MP for Orange praised nurses as a whole and agreed the issue is one of high importance.
"They are overworked and under resourced and I've been calling on the Government to reduce nurse to patient ratios because there simply aren't enough nurses to cater for the demand of the people they're looking after," he said.
"They've resisted that at the moment and it's probably a cost issue, but what cost can you put on people's lives. Health should be the top priority in any civilised society.
"I'll continue raising it in parliament, putting pressure on the Government asking questions of the health minister."
Earlier this year, the state government released its review of hospital security.
Key parties were consulted for the review and hospitals and health services across the state, including the Central West, were visited in the process.
The report produced 107 recommendations, with additional measures also added.
Ms Coyte said action is needed as soon as possible.
"This is something to not only keep our nurses and midwives safe, but keep our community safe. We are not going to give up until we get mandated shift by shift ratios," she said.
"We need more nurses in every ward in every facility across NSW and we need them today, not in two years time when the state government holds another election.
"We don't want these false promises that we've been given for the past 10 years."
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