Union demands answers on nurses' recruitment

Tony Moore, Brisbane Times, June 15, 2011 Queensland needs an extra 5500 nurses and midwives over the next six years, Queensland’s Nurse Union said yesterday. The nurses say yesterday's Budget did not indicate how the state government would recruit the new nurses and midwives Queensland needs as it moves through the national health reforms. The new nurses and midwives are needed as Queensland Health is re-shaped over the next 12 months by the national health reforms which will introduce local hospital networks. Beth Mohle, secretary of the Queensland Nurses Union, said that while nurses appreciate the $11 billion health budget, they fear ... Union