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Victoria to guarantee minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios

The Victorian Government will introduce legislation to guarantee a minimum nurse-to-patient ratio as set out in current enterprise agreements. Health Minister Jill Hennessy said the bill would take the staffing issue off the bargaining table for future industrial agreements. There is no one figure for all public hospitals, as the minimum ratio depends on the type […]

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Historic ratios win for nurses and midwives

 last night became a world leader in patient safety when the ‘Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Bill 2015’ was passed through the state parliament’s Upper House. The only other state in the world to have legislated safe nurse/midwife: patient ratios is California, which enacted their ratios in 2004, and […]

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