Ratios: it’s a matter of life or death

The winning of nurse-patient ratios for major metropolitan hospitals was a great advance for safe patient care in public hospitals. However, it’s not enough. Both rural and community nurses continue to struggle to keep their patients safe. In areas like paediatrics and emergency, there is an urgent need to guarantee nurse and midwife numbers. In 2018 NSW nurses and midwives continued to fight to extend and improve ratios in all these areas.

Ratios resources

At a glance: NSWNMA 2018 Ratios claims

Download one of our Ratios signs below, fill them out, snap a photo of yourself or with colleagues and send them to photos@nswnma.asn.au so we can post it on Facebook.

Ratios save lives booklet
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