Unsafe ratios force bed closures in Hornsby mental health unit

Consistent understaffing and poor skill mix issues at the Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (MHICU) is putting staff and patient safety at risk, leaving nursing staff no option but to start closing three beds from 3pm today. Over the last year, the unit has had significant vacancies combined with a poor skill […]

Safer Staffing at Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital

Over recent months, Hornsby & Ku-Ring-Gai Branch has been working with the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association to investigate workloads and staffing levels at Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital. Following concerns from members, the NSWNMA obtained data from Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) indicating it had not complied with the minimum nursing hours within its Nursing […]

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