Mediation ordered over nurse-patient ratios row

ABC, June 17, 2011 The Federal Court has ordered nurses and the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service into mediation to settle a dispute about nurse-patient ratios. The Australian Nursing Federation says the hospital has continued understaffing its emergency department in breach of a Fair Work ruling in February. The union says it recently served federal court papers on the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service over the ongoing dispute. The court has ordered the mediation take place by July 22.