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Support 100s of Qld nurses sacked and replaced by temp nurse grads

Saturday 20th July, 2013

Outrageous new cost-cutting measures by the Queensland State Government  has put patient lives at risk.

Brisbane hospitals have announced ithey are abolishing the positions of up to 150 full-time equivalent Registered Nurses, and will replace them with temporary, lower-paid new graduate nurses and midwives who have yet to develop expert nursing knowledge and skills.

The Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) has asked nurses and midwives across Australia for their support

Lend your support to Queensland nurses - now

The QNU has been strongly arguing for more jobs for graduate nurses and midwives – but wholesale sacking of loyal and experienced Registered Nurses is not the way to go.

Queensland nurses and midwives are standing up for their patients – please lend us your support to ensure safe workloads and skill mix. Take a few minutes please to support Queensland nurses and midwives.

Click here and complete the form below to send your email telling Metro North to reconsider this foolhardy measure.