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Francis calls for rethink on minimum nurse staffing


Tiger Girl | 6-Aug-2013 3:54 pm If it isn't even being discussed, then how will you know? What is the alternative? It all boils down to whether or not we leave it to an 'expert committee' or insist on appropriate formulas and not simplistic calculations. Of course, I know that 'we' as a profession will actually do nothing. Why break the habit of a lifetime, eh? Yvonne has recounted many times the actions taken by herself and her colleagues in Victoria, Australia. Organised, cohesive and sustained action by a determined and united nursing profession against a hostile government. They gained a 1:4 ratio. Better for the patients, better for the nurses and something we can only dream about.

Posted date

6 August, 2013

Posted time

11:53 pm