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  • The nurses are truly angels who help not only their patients but also family who are in need of comfort and understanding. I would not have been able ...more The nurses are truly angels who help not only their patients but also family who are in need of comfort and understanding. I would not have been able to cope with the serious illness that my husband and my son were going through without the nurses help. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude. Barbara, Adelaide Concerned community member
  • Our local nurses were an immeasurable support to our family while my husband's father was ill and then through the palliative process. Didn't matter i ...more Our local nurses were an immeasurable support to our family while my husband's father was ill and then through the palliative process. Didn't matter if they were understaffed, short-staffed due to colleague's illness, they were there. Never rushed in explaining things to us, happy to explain things again if we didn't understand. Absolute angels not supported enough by their employers. Cindy, Port Augusta Concerned community member
  • I witness daily young nurses being abused in the pursuit of trying to care for patients. ...more I witness daily young nurses being abused in the pursuit of trying to care for patients. Anonymous, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • I'm really concerned about young nurses and how they are going to deal with the ongoing issues. ...more I'm really concerned about young nurses and how they are going to deal with the ongoing issues. Anonymous, Regional SA Nurse/midwife
  • If people can't be assured their safety is being put first and foremost, the sad reality is no-one will want to work in the sector. ...more If people can't be assured their safety is being put first and foremost, the sad reality is no-one will want to work in the sector. Elizabeth, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • My wife is nurse and i want safe working environment for her and i want her to come home happy..... ...more My wife is nurse and i want safe working environment for her and i want her to come home happy..... Garry, Westbourne park Concerned community member
  • I wouldn't want to be a patient in a hospital that has understaffing ...more I wouldn't want to be a patient in a hospital that has understaffing Anonymous, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • We've had a big loss of senior nursing staff and that is having a significant flow-on effect. ...more We've had a big loss of senior nursing staff and that is having a significant flow-on effect. Anonymous, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • People are just terrified with the concept of getting of getting to work...even in the workplace people are feeling scare and vulnerable. ...more People are just terrified with the concept of getting of getting to work...even in the workplace people are feeling scare and vulnerable. Elizabeth, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • For patients, you don't get the level of care you should expect, so that's what we worry about all the time. ...more For patients, you don't get the level of care you should expect, so that's what we worry about all the time. Anonymous, Regional SA Nurse/midwife
  • The significant price hike of car parking costs by approximately 20% - that's at least $700 additional costs. ...more The significant price hike of car parking costs by approximately 20% - that's at least $700 additional costs. Elizabeth, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • Nursing staff are getting threatened with knives, king-hit, punched on the floor, strangled, pushed. ...more Nursing staff are getting threatened with knives, king-hit, punched on the floor, strangled, pushed. Anonymous, Metropolitan SA Nurse/midwife
  • There is insufficient staffing, which means we have to do extended shifts, which only adds to the level of fatigue we all feel. ...more There is insufficient staffing, which means we have to do extended shifts, which only adds to the level of fatigue we all feel. Anonymous, Metropolitan SA Nurse/midwife
  • We’ve got nurses on the floor who are doing overtime or double shifts and getting exhausted. ...more We’ve got nurses on the floor who are doing overtime or double shifts and getting exhausted. Anonymous, Regional SA Nurse/midwife
  • Patients don’t get the level of care you should expect—and that’s what we worry about all the time. ...more Patients don’t get the level of care you should expect—and that’s what we worry about all the time. Anonymous, Regional SA Nurse/midwife
  • They are on the frontline of care. The saying, "Nursed back to health" is true! ...more They are on the frontline of care. The saying, "Nursed back to health" is true! Chris, Semaphore Concerned community member
  • They do so much for the people. I should know. My dad is unwell and I have had great support from them. Without them I’m lost and my dad may not prolo ...more They do so much for the people. I should know. My dad is unwell and I have had great support from them. Without them I’m lost and my dad may not prolong his life, so I support you all. Great Workers. Great people. Catharina , Parafield Gardens Concerned community member
  • Protect our nurses with better wages and more security!!! Nurses are the life blood of the hospital and community care. ...more Protect our nurses with better wages and more security!!! Nurses are the life blood of the hospital and community care. Kaz, Modbury Concerned community member
  • Government is not listening to the nurses who are the most aware of patient’s needs. ...more Government is not listening to the nurses who are the most aware of patient’s needs. Gary, Blackwood Concerned community member
  • We need to increase the safety of patients. We need better staff patient ratios and better working conditions for nurses, which translates to better s ...more We need to increase the safety of patients. We need better staff patient ratios and better working conditions for nurses, which translates to better safety for patients. Claire, Blackwood Nurse/midwife
  • You, the Government of this state, are putting us, its citizens, into harms way. Capping staffing stretches nurses from a sound working platform to a ...more You, the Government of this state, are putting us, its citizens, into harms way. Capping staffing stretches nurses from a sound working platform to a very stressed one. Cutting shifts reduces staff which will exacerbate this pathway. Denying them the right to alternative work when redundancy becomes inevitable is just a slap in the face, a threat to their home life with their family and to their personal security. You hired them, surely you can take some serious responsibility, not have their skills and experience fall away. Denis, Humbug Scrub Concerned community member
  • Overworked and underpaid. ...more Overworked and underpaid. Santosh, Parafield Gardens Nurse/midwife
  • All the government want is to take more away from our nurses. If we didn’t have nurses we wouldn’t have hospitals. Next the government will want to p ...more All the government want is to take more away from our nurses. If we didn’t have nurses we wouldn’t have hospitals. Next the government will want to put nursing out to the public sector. Peter, Greenwith Concerned community member
  • They are angels to those who are sick. Without them society is nothing. ...more They are angels to those who are sick. Without them society is nothing. Rhiana, Wynn Vale Someone who has received care
  • I have just been notified by a staff member that they had just completed a 16.75 hour stint. Starting at 0900 yesterday and finishing at 01.45 this ...more I have just been notified by a staff member that they had just completed a 16.75 hour stint. Starting at 0900 yesterday and finishing at 01.45 this morning with no breaks, then having to front up after an 8 hour break. This is an unsafe practice that has implications for both staff and patients. What other industry allows this to occur. Anonymous, Regional SA Nurse/midwife
  • They are the backbone to our health system and deserve to be remunerated as such!! Respect, Pay & Thanks ...more They are the backbone to our health system and deserve to be remunerated as such!! Respect, Pay & Thanks Christine, Parafield Gardens Concerned community member
  • Our hospital management does not have a backup plan for theatre nursing staff who are fatigued due to working excessive hours while on call. There is ...more Our hospital management does not have a backup plan for theatre nursing staff who are fatigued due to working excessive hours while on call. There is no-one else to call during the night if nurses have worked long unsafe hours. Whose responsibility is it to keep patients safe when staff are fatigued, yet the employer has not provided a backup in a situation they know is potentially unsafe? My own experience of this was during a shift which lasted 22 hours. We told the shift coordinator we needed someone to relieve us, and she responded, “Who do you expect me to call at this time of night?” We had no choice but to carry on. Anonymous, Regional SA Nurse/midwife
  • Without the skills, without the people with these skills, we can't provide the level of care that people require. ...more Without the skills, without the people with these skills, we can't provide the level of care that people require. Anonymous, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • Not applicable - file uploaded ...more Not applicable - file uploaded Julian, Hove Other health professional
  • Not applicable - file uploaded ...more Not applicable - file uploaded Kirsten, Barossa Other health professional
  • They're trying to do something they're not experienced to do because there's not enough senior people ...more They're trying to do something they're not experienced to do because there's not enough senior people Anonymous, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • You can miss things if you have too many people to look after. ...more You can miss things if you have too many people to look after. Anonymous, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • Not applicable - file uploaded ...more Not applicable - file uploaded Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, Hampstead Nurse/midwife
  • We are short of staff and find it very hard to retain staff because of the variance of what we have to do in our country site. ...more We are short of staff and find it very hard to retain staff because of the variance of what we have to do in our country site. Anonymous, Regional SA Nurse/midwife
  • We are losing a lot of skills by people heading towards retirement that aren't being replaced. ...more We are losing a lot of skills by people heading towards retirement that aren't being replaced. Anonymous, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • A big influx of unskilled, non-trained mental health nurses are coming in, putting patient safety at risk. ...more A big influx of unskilled, non-trained mental health nurses are coming in, putting patient safety at risk. Enrolled Nurse, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
 

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