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Nurses say they warned of Perth Children’s Hospital staffing crisis before seven-year-old’s death – ABC News

The Australian Nursing Federation says it warned management at Perth Children’s Hospital last December there were not enough staff and a “catastrophic incident”…



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Nurses at Perth Children’s Hospital warned management in December understaffing was compromising patient safety and it would take a “catastrophic incident” before anything changed, their union says.
Key points:

  • Nurses say they feared being blamed for problems caused by under-staffing
  • They say the government needs to admit the hospital system is in crisis
  • WA’s Health Minister says Aishwarya was “overlooked” before her death

The role of nurses and other staff at the hospital is under intense scrutiny…

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