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MEDIA RELEASE: Increased Medical Errors Highlights Needs for Increased Staffing

The deaths of 126 Nova Scotians over the past two years, as documented in the Nova Scotia Reportable Events Database, is only further evidence that our provincial government needs to move forward with establishing minimum nurse to patient ratios. “A 66 per cent jump in reportable incidents simply isn’t acceptable,” says NSGEU President Joan Jessome. […]

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Capital Health Refuses Safe, Responsible Staffing Proposal

The NSGEU is appalled that bureaucrats at Capital Health are misleading the public and healthcare workers on the issue of Emergency Services in the event of job action by nurses. Nurses have agreed to 100 per cent staffing levels in the emergency room, intensive care, cancer care, veterans’ care and hemodialysis units.­ Capital Health’s claims […]

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Factsheet: Nurse to patient ratios are cost-effective

Nurses in Nova Scotia’s biggest hospitals are exhausted and floors are understaffed. That’s not safe for patients. Mandated nurse to patient ratios are a cost-effective solution.   Better care means savings The evidence is clear: safe RN staffing levels, especially mandated ratios, keep patients healthier and cut overall health care costs through: Fewer post-discharge ER […]

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NSGEU Hosts Labour Leader from Australia, Expert on Nurse-To-Patient Ratios

MEDIA ADVISORY Monday, February 3rd, 2014 PRESS CONFERENCE: NSGEU Hosts Labour Leader from Australia, Expert on Nurse-To-Patient Ratios  Last week, negotiations between Local 97 (Registered Nurses at CDHA) and the CDHA broke down because the employer has failed to address nurses’ key concerns of scheduling and staffing. The NSGEU has been campaigning for the introduction […]

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