With the election looming this week, Nurse Uncut investigates whether the NSW Liberal and National Coalition are really delivering 5000 new nurses and midwives to the NSW public health system, or if it’s just rhetoric to get them across...
There seems to be a fine line between fact and fiction when it comes to services offered and the actual reality at some aged care facilities. This nurse wanted to share their personal experiences and why aged care is...
Nurses in California, one of the United States’ biggest states, won safe staffing nurse-to-patient ratios in 1999 after a 13 year fight. Mandated ratios have been in place in the state since 2004. 15 years on, here...
It’s further evidence that safe nurse-to-patient ratios are needed across the board.
In a world-first study, researchers have found legislated ratios not only save lives, but also save governments millions of dollars. Speaking at the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union Annual Conference, Dr Matthew McHugh revealed the results of his University of...
NSW Emergency Departments aren't coping with increased demand.
Here's how social media reacted to Premier Berejiklian's announcement of 5,000 new nurses for NSW.
Nurses and health staff are putting their own health, and the health of their patients, at risk by working too many hours and suffering from fatigue. Fiona McDonald, an associate lecturer in the Faculty...
A number of aged care nurses have told their story on Nurse Uncut over the past few weeks, many describing violence but every single one emphasising how overworked they are. It’s imperative we achieve nurse-to-residents ratios in aged care...
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