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NSW Opposition promise more nurses

The NSW Coalition plans to add more than 2000 nurses and over 13-hundred beds to the state's health system if it wins the state election.

Hospitals in Sydney's southwest would get 100 extra beds and 25 extra nurses under a NSW coalition government.

The coalition is promising to add almost 2500 more nurses and 1390 more beds to the state's health system if it wins government at the March 26 election.

A portion of those would be placed in Sydney's south western health district, Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell announced on Monday.

"This is about making a difference to people's lives, it's about ensuring that the pressure on our hospitals is reduced," he told reporters at Fairfield Hospital, one those set to benefit from the plans.

"It's a win-win for the community, it's a win-win for health professionals," he said.

Opposition health spokeswoman Jillian Skinner said the beds would be for overnight acute adult care.

On Sunday, the opposition revealed plans to provide 550 more beds and 275 more nurses, over and above the additional 1400 nursing jobs that Labor agreed to provide after industrial action by the NSW Nurses' Association in February.

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