State Budget provides funding for NSWNA campaign wins.
The State Budget has provided $14 million to fund an extra 80 Clinical Nurse Educator positions won by the NSWNA in last year’s pay campaign.
The announcement was one of two measures in the State budget last month branded ‘Investment in nurses’.
The second measure delivers the funding won by NSWNA in 2005 for 10-hour night shifts at Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Gladesville/Macquarie, Dubbo and Macksville hospitals.
The budget also listed a range of spending initiatives in response to the report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care in NSW Public Hospitals – the Garling inquiry.
Initiatives for 2009-2010 are:
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