Nurses happier with ED triage streaming process at Canberra Hospital

The nurses’ union says pressure on its members to prioritise waiting times as well as patients’ clinical need has reduced since problems were raised earlier this year.

Fears Canberra Hospital emergency department nurses were working in a system which forced them to breach their professional obligations – a claim disputed by ACT Health – were raised publicly in July.

Australian Nursery and Midwifery Federation ACT secretary Jenny Miragaya said nurses, aided by better-staffed rosters, were now having greater opportunity to re-assess emergency department patients within the two streams they were placed in after the initial triage process… Read More>>

Original article written by Matthew Raggatt and published in The Canberra Times

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