Care crisis: 2700 nurses leave WA health system

Anthony Deceglie, Sunday Times, October 17, 2010 More than 2700 nurses have left the WA health system - with half of them preferring to work in another industry, according to a new Federal Government report. Nurses say long hours for relatively low pay has made many dump their jobs and look at other careers. The report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, released this week, also found WA had the second worst nursing shortage of every state in the country. It reveals there are now 2738 former nurses in WA no longer looking for nursing work. The report says that half of them would be employed in another industry. ... Care