The NSWNA has stepped up our campaign for mandated nurse-to-patient ratios with a TV and radio advertising campaign that has just hit the airwaves. The ads star Claire Brunton (left), a nurse who worked in NSW hospitals for 11 years and moved to work in Victoria, talking about the benefits of ratios there and the need to have them in NSW.
‘When I moved to Victoria … I was very happy to discover they have a one-nurse-to-four-patients ratio. Unfortunately, we don’t have this safety requirement in NSW. ’
Victorian public hospitals have mandatory nurse staffing levels. NSW hospitals don’t.
‘If Victoria can do it, why can’t NSW?’
For safe patient care, NSW hospitals need a mandatory ratio of 1 nurse to 4 patients.
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