Premier Baillieu: save and improve nurse/midwife patient ratios
Stoppages to start tomorrow at Frankston, Geelong & Northern Hospitals
Feb 26, 2012 — Nurses and midwives to implement Baillieu's world of Clayton's ratios
Geelong, Frankston and The Northern Hospital nurses, midwives and mental health nurses will join the rolling stoppages tomorrow (Saturday 25 February 2012) leaving night duty staffing levels on the wards as they escalate their fight to save safe mandated minimum nurse/midwife patient ratios.
These hospitals will join Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dandenong Hospital and Western Hospital (Footscray) who began their stoppages this morning and will hold stoppages this evening from 5pm (see times below).
The action escalates as public support continues to grow for the nurses' and midwives' fight to stop the Baillieu Government introducing substandard patient care by ending mandated minimum nurse/midwife patient ratios.
Rolling four-hour stoppages will continue twice a day at all six hospitals until there is a resolution to the dispute. Three new metropolitan or regional hospitals will be announced every day.