Labour’s refusal to back down on nurse-to-patient ratio a ‘smart move’

Evan Mulholland of the Institute of Public Affairs says the Labor Party's refusal to back a boost for nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW hospitals

Evan Mulholland of the Institute of Public Affairs says the Labor Party’s refusal to back a boost for nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW hospitals “is a smart move”. “The unions’ demand for proportions doesn’t address the reality we face, in times when we face those realities,” she told Sky News presenter Jenna Clarke. “The staffing shortage is so great that if they were to implement nurse-to-patient ratios, half or more than half of the regional senior care centers would close overnight.” Evan Mulholland of the Institute of Public Affairs says the Labor Party’s refusal to back a boost for nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW hospitals “is a smart move”. “The unions’ demand for proportions does not deal with the reality that we face, in times when we face those realities,” he told Sky News presenter Jenna Clarke. “The staffing shortage is so great that if they were to implement nurse-to-patient ratios, half or more than half of the regional senior care centers would close overnight.”

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