Nursing stand-off

MOUNT Gambier Hospital continues to be embroiled in staffing resource issues with a key medical workers union claiming it has a shortfall of 10 nurses per week in the medical wards.

It is understood the Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) SA and Country Health SA are at a stand-off on the issue.

With the health department yet to budge on the issue, the federation will meet with its Mount Gambier members in coming weeks to canvass the issue and seek feedback from nurses.

The union’s push follows a joint staffing probe into nursing numbers at the public health facility, which is separate to the independent review into the emergency department.

Country Health SA regional director Jayne Downs yesterday

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