Kangaroos At Morisset Hospital Off Limits To Tourists

Safety first.


27 November 2018

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Plans have been announced to restrict public access to Morisset Hospital.

It's been decided the existing gates at the bridge and the main road to the site will be permanently locked following several incidents involving kangaroo attacks.

Michael DiRienzo, Chief Executive of Hunter New England Health, says safety needs to come first.

"Ensuring the health and welfare of the public, our patients, and staff, at Morisset Hospital is our priority," Mr DiRienzo said.

"Unfortunately, tourists have continued to visit the site to feed and interact with the animals, despite clear signage instructing them not to do so."

Emergency personnel and select staff will still have access.

The changes will come into effect in the coming weeks, and custom-built gates will go in during the first half of next year.

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