More woes than pay: Nurses

THE Queensland Nurses' Union has piped up to the powers that be and told State Government there were more issues at hand than the payroll debacle.

Premier Campbell Newman and Health Minister Lawrence Springborg were briefed on the priority issues for Queensland nurses and midwives and the evolving role of nursing and midwifery in the state's healthcare system.

QNU secretary Beth Mohle said Nursing and Midwifery in Queensland, a 60-page booklet distributed to government, gave them updated information on the QNU, the Queensland public health system, the work of nurses and midwives and the priority issues for nurses and midwives as of May 2012.

"Nurses and midwives are the largest occupational group in Queensland Health and one of the largest across the Queensland Government. So it is essential the Premier and Health Minister have a clear understanding of who they are, what they do and what their potential is."

She said it was vital the government understood the important role they played in the health department.



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