Port Augusta Hospital: Critical - Nurses speak out about staffing shortages

Transcontinental, November 25, 2010 A group of local nurses say Port Augusta Hospital is critically understaffed, warning it is only matter of time before someone dies as a result. A veteran ward nurse says her workload has become so great she has no choice but to cut corners, risking patients’ health in the process. “ ... I’ve learnt to speak up and say I can’t manage this patient load but sometimes they just say ‘well look, just do your best because we haven’t been able to find anyone else’ ... The end result is that you’re going to miss something and someone will die.” ... Port