Nurses and midwives do extraordinary work but are under severe pressure. They are under-resourced due to a lack of support from the Liberal and National Government.
This is acutely felt outside of Sydney in our rural and regional communities.
That’s why a NSW Labor Government led by Michael Daley will deliver hundreds more nurses in regional NSW through new nurse to patient ratios.
This will bring hundreds more nurses to regional hospitals and bring their staffing levels up to city ones.
A Labor government will employ hundreds more nurses in smaller hospitals across NSW. This will improve patient care in about 60 separate hospitals – most of them outside Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle.
These ratios safeguard the amount of time each nurse can spend caring for each of their patients.