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Australian Nursing Federation ratios campaign badge

From the Collection of Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Level 1 535 Elizabeth St Melbourne Victoria

Description
Circular black and yellow badge. Silver metal, plastic-coated, with safety pin fastener adhered to back.

Badge printed with 'no more than 1 to 4'.
Object Registration
B038
Keywords
nursing, nurses, ratios, workforce, staffing, badges, buttons, pins, campaigning, safe patient care (nurse to patient and midwife to patient ratios) act 2015, victoria
Historical information
Button worn by Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) members and staff as an ongoing campaign in the 1990s to 2000s to secure minimum nurse staffing in the public healthcare sector. 'no more than 1 to 4' denotes a ratio of one nurse to a maximum of four patients. During this period, staffing ratios were secured as part of bargaining negotiations between unions and employer groups. After decades of campaigning from the ANF/ANMF, ratios were legislated for the public sector in Victoria with the passing of the Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient) Bill in 2015.
Last updated
11 Apr 2019 at 2:05PM