STOP PRESS

Government yet to respond to our claim.

After two meetings, NSWNMA negotiators are still waiting for a response to your claim to put patient safety first by improving and extending the ratios/nursing hours system.

Three meetings have been held in April. In those meetings senior Health Ministry representatives have asked yournegotiators extensive questions about members’ ratios claims in order to calculate how much the claim will “cost”, but they did not have any authority to make a response.

The Ministry officials cannot tell us when they expect to be “authorised” by Government to make a response.