Labor and Liberal on nursing and health

The Lamp examines Labor’s record on nursing and health and what the Liberals are proposing.

Research shows that nurses leave their profession because of their overwhelming workloads, family demands, and the lack of control over the organisation of their work. In the context of a national shortfall of 40,000 nurses, it is estimated that NSW alone could face a shortage of 12,000 nurses by 2010, if nothing is done.

Finding solutions to the critical nursing shortage will be a key political challenge for the party that wins this month’s NSW State election.