Queensland makes ratios law

Queensland lives will be saved after a historic health initiative successfully passed Parliament tonight. Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) said the Hospital and Health Boards (Safe Nurse-To-Patient and Midwife-To-Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2015 would now make it mandatory for public hospitals to provide safe nurse and midwife to patient ratios. Ratios will be phased in throughout […]

Historic public health plan announced for Queensland

Sick and injured Queenslanders will be better protected under a historic nursing initiative announced today. Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) Secretary Beth Mohle said the state government had today announced they would legislate nurse to patient ratios – or the number of patients that could safely be allocated to a single nurse in Queensland public health […]

Queensland nurses and midwives dispute privatisation assurances

Attempts by the Queensland premier Campbell Newman to reassure Queenslanders about his public hospital privatisation program are disingenuous and also confirm that one aim is to cut the pay and working conditions, including safe staffing systems, of nurses, midwives and other health workers, the Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) said on Monday. The QNU was responding […]

Petition in support of Queensland nurses and midwives

At the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) National Biennial Conference this Thursday-Friday 17-18 October 2013 in Brisbane, a rally will be held. Members and supporters of the ANMF from around Australia will march to Parliament and present a petition calling on the Newman LNP government to immediately cease its vicious cuts to jobs and […]

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