QNU abandons nurses by forcing them into 10 hour night shifts

28 Jul 2016 5:00 PMJohn-Paul Langbroek
QNU abandons nurses by forcing them into 10 hour night shifts

Nurses at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital are being forced to work 10 hour night shifts as the Palaszczuk Labor Government/Queensland Nurses Union mandated nurse-to-patient ratio policy starts to bite.

 

Shadow Health Minister John-Paul Langbroek said patient safety was being put at risk thanks to a deal done between Labor and the QNU to legislate a mandatory minimum nurse-to-patient ratio across Queensland.

 

“Photos of rostering stations within the QEII expose the harsh reality of Minister Dick’s nurse-to-patient policy farce,” Mr Langbroek said.

 

“The Metro South Health and Hospital Service *CEO denied outright in Estimates yesterday that nurses were being forced onto 10 hour night shifts, but a picture tells a thousand words.

 

“The ultimate kick in the guts for hard working nurses is the admission from Queensland Health Director-General Michael Walsh it was all too hard to work out what shifts nurses were working.”

 

Mr Langbroek said the Queensland Nurses Union had rolled over for the Palaszczuk Labor Government and abandoned hard working nurses.

 

“Nurses are being forced into longer shifts to make up the numbers for Labor’s failed policy,” he said.

 

“Cameron Dick needs to stand up for the nurses and stop this practice of forced longer shifts and admit his mandatory policy is a farce.

 

“Nurses working longer hours are fatigued and could not only put their own safety at risk, but those around them as well.

 

“This is another case of a Labor Government asleep at the wheel while nurses suffer.”

 

 

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