Safe patient care continues to wane under poor staffing

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) said new Bureau of Health Information (BHI) data highlighted growing workload pressures on nurses and midwives within the public health system and has reiterated calls for shift by shift staffing ratios to be mandated statewide. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said the amount of time critically unwell patients […]

Delta disruption hurts an already strained health system

New data shows emergency department (ED) clinicians have continued to persevere through demanding circumstances inside the state’s public hospitals, after facing one of the busiest quarters for life-threatening ‘Emergency’ (triage category 2) presentations on record. The latest Bureau of Health Information (BHI) report has revealed more category 2 patients arrived at EDs, and also waited […]

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