Nurses ramp up action

A TICKING TIME BOMB: Nurses have launched industrial action at Mount Gambier Hospital in a bid to boost workforce numbers. The hospital recorded a surge in admissions and patients presenting to the emergency department last week, which was a trend seen across the state.

NURSES will stop admissions to some beds at Mount Gambier Hospital amid fresh warnings the staff shortage is a “ticking time bomb” for patients.

In a dramatic new development, the nursing workforce yesterday launched rolling industrial action to highlight the potentially “dangerous” conditions facing patients.

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