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  • Our nurses are a critical role in our health sector - conditions should not be reduced and they should be paid fair and reasonable compensation for th ...more Our nurses are a critical role in our health sector - conditions should not be reduced and they should be paid fair and reasonable compensation for the hard job they do. They give up enough of home life as a result of their shift work and deal with difficult and confronting situations every day. Pay them what they are worth. Chris, Lewiston Someone who has received care
  • Here comes the corona virus, just as the nurses are standing up for reduced workloads and no forced redundancies! Like we can afford it as this hea ...more Here comes the corona virus, just as the nurses are standing up for reduced workloads and no forced redundancies! Like we can afford it as this health crisis hits, nurse's moved on and no one actually able to care for us. Really Mr Marshall!!! Peter, Kadina Someone who has received care
  • You are always so happy and smiley. Your dedication and sincerity is unbelievable. Thank you for everything you do. ...more You are always so happy and smiley. Your dedication and sincerity is unbelievable. Thank you for everything you do. Helen, Sellicks Beach Concerned community member
  • They are such dedicated professionals. They deserve support and protection in the workplace and in the community. Don't let our nurses down. ...more They are such dedicated professionals. They deserve support and protection in the workplace and in the community. Don't let our nurses down. Caroline, South Australia Concerned community member
  • You cannot put a price on health. ...more You cannot put a price on health. Nick, Gulfview Heights Concerned community member
  • We stand with the nurses!! ...more We stand with the nurses!! Allegra, Highbury Concerned community member
  • They do a great job - they need good salaries and well resourced hospitals to have a good nurse/patient ratio. ...more They do a great job - they need good salaries and well resourced hospitals to have a good nurse/patient ratio. Jack, West Croydon Concerned community member
  • Our community deserves good effective healthcare, to deliver that we need a strong nursing force, well trained and treated fairly. Who have had at ...more Our community deserves good effective healthcare, to deliver that we need a strong nursing force, well trained and treated fairly. Who have had at least 1 weekend off a month to spend time with their friends and family, to have at least 2 days off in a row to try and gain back healthy circadian rhythms. Who have enough time in between a late and early shift to get some sleep, keeping 10 hour nights aids this. As 8 hour nights is not enough time to get home, unwind, sleep and return to work for another 8 hour day. Crystal, Seaford rise Nurse/midwife
  • It's an utter disgrace they have to fight for a fair go! ...more It's an utter disgrace they have to fight for a fair go! Anonymous , Streaky Bay Nurse/midwife
  • I do not go to work to be yelled at, pushed, crated, bitten, kicked or told to fu.. off. The injuries I have received over the years have been caused ...more I do not go to work to be yelled at, pushed, crated, bitten, kicked or told to fu.. off. The injuries I have received over the years have been caused by un safe staffing. And when things go wrong it is always the nurse who is at fault not the hierarchy. Elizabeth, 5049 Nurse/midwife
  • I am a nurse and to provide client-focused care need better staffing levels that support clients in the community and prevent avoidable hospital admis ...more I am a nurse and to provide client-focused care need better staffing levels that support clients in the community and prevent avoidable hospital admission and reduce bed days which is cost saving for the government Ann, Loxton Nurse/midwife
  • Not applicable - file uploaded ...more Not applicable - file uploaded Wendy, Murray Bridge Nurse/midwife
  • We need to secure safe levels of appropriately skilled staff to patient ratios to be able to maintain high quality care, in a safe environment. Nurses ...more We need to secure safe levels of appropriately skilled staff to patient ratios to be able to maintain high quality care, in a safe environment. Nurses deal with all aspects of patient care, its not a glamorous job.... it's hard work, dirty work, dangerous work, tiring work, rotating shifts. We do it because we care and can see the rewards of the improved health of patients. The Government has increased our parking fees over 100%, placing financial hardship on staff. But not willing to pay nurses appropriately for the work they perform. Nurses are professionals with highly specialised skills, without skilled nurses our hospitals systems would decline rapidly, we need to retain a high quality health system. The government needs to support nurses and the health system by accepting our EB Sal, Para Hills Nurse/midwife
  • Working Conditions are increasingly unsustainable and becoming dangerous. Increasing pressure is being applied to staff to ‘just cope’, with no soluti ...more Working Conditions are increasingly unsustainable and becoming dangerous. Increasing pressure is being applied to staff to ‘just cope’, with no solution to resolve the stressful overwhelming situation. I am a nurse/midwife of over 35 years dedicated service in the public hospital system and I can categorically state this will make people leave Joyleen , Mt Gambier Nurse/midwife
  • It is the right thing to do. One day our lives depend on them ?? ...more It is the right thing to do. One day our lives depend on them ?? Julie, New Port Someone who has received care
  • Working in an acute area which has lost over 50% of its dedicated staff (who chose this area of practice) & none have been replaced. We are all being ...more Working in an acute area which has lost over 50% of its dedicated staff (who chose this area of practice) & none have been replaced. We are all being treated as a number and unfortunately that will result in less experienced care and no newbies we can pass on our years of expertise to. Anonymous, Adelaide Nurse/midwife
  • I do not think there is anywhere enough staff in any of the hospitals. As the mother of a nurse who was attacked awhile ago, I speak from experience. ...more I do not think there is anywhere enough staff in any of the hospitals. As the mother of a nurse who was attacked awhile ago, I speak from experience. J. Moore, Newton Concerned community member
  • We need more health care professionals and a higher staff to patient ratio to provide a better and more efficient service in our public hospital syste ...more We need more health care professionals and a higher staff to patient ratio to provide a better and more efficient service in our public hospital system. Jasna, Magill Concerned community member
  • These people are under enormous amounts of pressure for very little return. Without them, many of us wouldn't be here! ...more These people are under enormous amounts of pressure for very little return. Without them, many of us wouldn't be here! Anonymous, Eastwood Concerned community member
  • They are a very valuable resource to our society. ...more They are a very valuable resource to our society. Luke, Golden Grove Concerned community member
  • With you all - all the way. ...more With you all - all the way. Joan, Goolwa Concerned community member
  • My mum has just spent 6 weeks in hospital and the nurses were wonderful, they do a great job and boy they put up with a lot of crap but they are alway ...more My mum has just spent 6 weeks in hospital and the nurses were wonderful, they do a great job and boy they put up with a lot of crap but they are always smiling and friendly. The nurses helped me as well especially when things got tough they deserve everything they ask for. Great job everyone and thank you for taking good care of mum Amanda, Adelaide Someone who has received care
  • We work hard for the little appreciation we get ...more We work hard for the little appreciation we get Kate, Morphett Vale Nurse/midwife
  • We have to be united and have our voices heard, im aged care our residents are getting younger stronger and its unsafe for staff, we are getting hit p ...more We have to be united and have our voices heard, im aged care our residents are getting younger stronger and its unsafe for staff, we are getting hit punched spat on and abused with no support Kate, Morphett vale Nurse/midwife
  • Not applicable - file uploaded ...more Not applicable - file uploaded Tania, South Australia Concerned community member
  • Not applicable - file uploaded ...more Not applicable - file uploaded Karen, South Australia Concerned community member
  • Not applicable - file uploaded ...more Not applicable - file uploaded Peter, South Australia Concerned community member
  • I love the nurses and doctors. I've spent time in my local hospital and it all starts with the care and compassion from my local doctor who sent me to ...more I love the nurses and doctors. I've spent time in my local hospital and it all starts with the care and compassion from my local doctor who sent me to the hospital. There I received the best care from doctors nurses etc. They are my angels and I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for these angels. Thank you thank you thank you. Continue your fight for recognition I'm behind you 100% Fay, South Australia Concerned community member
  • I have spent several weeks in hospital this year & am very grateful for the wonderful for all they did for me. ...more I have spent several weeks in hospital this year & am very grateful for the wonderful for all they did for me. Lorraine, Salisbury Someone who has received care
  • As a graduate nurse, I would like to be assured that my future career will be a safe one, where I can focus more on the care I provide to my patients, ...more As a graduate nurse, I would like to be assured that my future career will be a safe one, where I can focus more on the care I provide to my patients, rather than focus on the conditions we are currently faced with. Josh, Glengowrie Nurse/midwife
  • We are frightened To come to work because even giving our absolute best care and effort we still leave unsatisfied and in tears we can’t provide the c ...more We are frightened To come to work because even giving our absolute best care and effort we still leave unsatisfied and in tears we can’t provide the care we want to due to unsafe workloads and staffing. I don’t want to feel responsible for someone’s death because I couldn’t cope with my unrealistic workload Anonymous , Regional Nurse/midwife
  • because working a double shift and working 18 hours in 24 hours is not acceptable and dangerous why are we reduced to this ...more because working a double shift and working 18 hours in 24 hours is not acceptable and dangerous why are we reduced to this Anonymous , Regional Nurse/midwife
  • I am a nurse, we are under staffed, under paid and under appreciated. We only do the job because we have a desire to help our patients and we believe ...more I am a nurse, we are under staffed, under paid and under appreciated. We only do the job because we have a desire to help our patients and we believe we believe in ourselves. We are not robots, we are human beings who want to be recognised for the difference we make in our patient’s lives. Sally, Largs North Nurse/midwife
  • Most underrated and unappreciated group of professionals. Our health is in their hands!!!! Get Real!!! ...more Most underrated and unappreciated group of professionals. Our health is in their hands!!!! Get Real!!! Peter, Hawthorndene Concerned community member
  • Nurses and Midwives are a critical part of patient care; Nurses and Midwives should always have opportunities for career progression and ratios that e ...more Nurses and Midwives are a critical part of patient care; Nurses and Midwives should always have opportunities for career progression and ratios that ensure that services to patients are best practice. Katie, Salisbury Concerned community member
  • They deserve more money for all the extra work they do, they go above and beyond!! ...more They deserve more money for all the extra work they do, they go above and beyond!! Rosa, Magill Concerned community member
  • Truly remarkable people!! I stand by our nurses & midwives!! ...more Truly remarkable people!! I stand by our nurses & midwives!! David, Linden Park Concerned community member
  • I believe nurses & midwives are under appreciated for what they do everyday! My partner is a nurse & she works very hard & very passionate of her job ...more I believe nurses & midwives are under appreciated for what they do everyday! My partner is a nurse & she works very hard & very passionate of her job so SA Health do your bits & support our nurses & midwives. Give a pay rise & better work conditions. Nathan, Lower Mitcham Concerned community member
  • Nurses are very important!! They need all the support we and you can give them!! ...more Nurses are very important!! They need all the support we and you can give them!! Anna, Kensington Concerned community member
  • It's time to revive our health care system & improve staff numbers for better outcomes. ...more It's time to revive our health care system & improve staff numbers for better outcomes. A, Hectorville Concerned community member
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
 

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