PHS Campaign Bulletin 26 Feb 2013: Current ratios system

The current NSW nursing hours/ratios system.

In our 2010/2011 Public Health System campaign NSW nurses and midwives won a ground-breaking, mandated minimum staffing system that delivered the first stage of a system to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.

These improvements have been introduced over the past two years and will be fully implemented by 30 June 2013.

Around 95 of the 217 hospitals across the state will have employed at least 1580 more Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) nurses and midwives by 30 June 2013. More than 530 wards and units are now part of the new system. This is a direct result of the campaign, because the Government was legally bound to employ nurses and midwives to comply with the improved Award standards for patient care.

Download the attached pdf document for details of where the improvements have been made.

PHS Campaign Bulletin 26 Feb 2013 Current ratios system

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