Short on Staff, Short on Care is the HSU’s campaign to ensure safe staffing levels in hospitals and health facilities throughout NSW.
A recent investigation by the HSU paints a disturbing picture of positions standing vacant throughout the NSW health system, while workers desperately try to fill the gaps.
Short staffing means higher levels of fatigue and no cover for leave. But it also puts patient care at risk, because workers aren’t able to do their jobs to the high standards necessary. For example, when there aren’t enough cleaners, the risk of MRSA or other communicable infections goes up.
HSU members fight back
HSU members around the state are getting active and demanding proper staffing levels. Just take a look!