Premier Baillieu: save and improve nurse/midwife patient ratios
Stoppages to start tomorrow at Ballarat, Maroondah and St Vincents Hospital
Feb 26, 2012 — Nurses and midwives to implement Baillieu's world of Clayton's ratios
About 1200 nurses and midwives participated in stoppages this morning outside Geelong Hospital, Frankston Hospital, Northern Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dandenong Hospital and Western Hospital (Footscray).
Stoppages will take place outside these six hospitals again this afternoon.
Ballarat, Maroondah and St Vincent's hospitals' nurses, midwives and mental health nurses will join the rolling stoppages tomorrow (Sunday 26 February 2012) leaving night duty staffing levels on the wards as they escalate their fight to save safe mandated minimum nurse/midwife patient ratios.
It has been 108 days since conciliation talks between the parties began in Fair Work Australia. ANF is seeking a stronger conciliation process with an agreed senior tribunal member who can resolve all issues.