Staff shortages are not negativity but a fact
Union [also known as a trade union] noun: an organisation of employees for mutual aid and protection, and for dealing collectively with employers. (Macquarie Dictionary, 2021)
Mr Hazzard, nurses and midwives on the frontline, and working across our public health system are the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association.
We are the union.
And just to clarify, not only have the NSW AMA and the NSWNMA voiced concerns about staff shortages, but so too has the HSU Ambulance Division.
This is not negativity, this is a fact! Frontline workers have been calling on the NSW state government to deliver safe staffing ratios for our state.
Our public health system does not have appropriate staffing levels. Our workloads are not sustainable. We were under pressure before the pandemic, and we are under even more pressure during a pandemic!
What will it take for the NSW government to listen to frontline workers?
It’s time the NSW government listened to the evidence that is literally in front of them, and properly staffed and resourced our health system.
Skye Romer, EN