Poor ED staffing continues to impact patient care

Ongoing pressure inside public hospital emergency departments (EDs) has prompted renewed calls by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) for staffing ratios to be mandated on every shift. The NSWNMA wants the NSW government to introduce a ratio of one nurse to every three ED treatment spaces to improve patient care, backed by Bureau […]

Hospitals already buckling as presentations jump

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has urged the NSW Government to bring forward its planned 5,000 health ‘workforce boost’, as promised at the last election, in light of the evolving COVID-19 crisis and increased pressures on emergency departments. The latest Bureau of Health Information quarterly data shows emergency departments already experienced unprecedented strain […]

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