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New regulations for Queensland nurses

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Slater and Gordon Lawyers has congratulated the Queensland Government on the Hospital and Health Boards Amendment Bill, addressing the workload of nurses and midwifes in public health facilities.

These regulations will be introduced for the first time in Queensland, mandating minimum nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios. 

Slater and Gordon Senior Associate Olamide Kowalik commended the Government for focusing on the safety of patients and nurses alike.

“Nurses make a huge difference to the experience that patients have in our hospitals and have an enormous impact on their in-hospital care and recovery,” Ms Kowalik said.

“The amendments announced this week focus on protecting patient safety and delivering high quality health care for all Queenslanders.”       

Ms Kowalik said the new regulations will bring our nurses in line with other states around the country.

“Public sector nursing and midwifery workers are the backbone of our hospitals and healthcare facilities,” she said.  

“Staffing in our hospitals is an important issue for all Queenslanders and I congratulate the Government and unions for their commitment to this issue.”