Saturday 22nd March 2008
The Special Commission of Inquiry into the health system is a golden opportunity for nurses who have legitimate concerns about the health system in NSW to put their views forward.
It’s an opportune time for us to examine those models of care within our own area of practice and to consider changing them. Patient-centred care is the essence of our care as nurses and we can take this chance to look at safety and quality issues.
The NSW Health system is operating under pressure with huge workload problems and staffing shortages. The NSWNA believes this inquiry must address these issues to have any hope of solving the systemic inefficiencies that we constantly hear about from nurses.
The Association’s solicitor Bob Whyburn will represent the NSWNA at the Commission of Inquiry.