Shortage of Nurses causing Havoc

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Shortage of Nurses causing Havoc

The State and Federal Government have recently expressed their concern over the shortage of nurses in a report. The government is of the view that by 2050 graver shortage of number of nurses would be experienced by Australia if soon nothing is done to curb the shortage.

It has been estimated by the Health Workforce Australia that by 2050, there would be a shortage of 80,000 to 147,000 nurses in the health care sector. The figures clearly highlights that efforts are required to be made towards improving the number of students opting for nursing.

Every year, 8000 to 14,700 extra numbers of nurses would be needed to fill the growing gap in the number of nurses. At present, the health care sector relies heavily on the oversea trained nurses for filling the gap.

The Federal Secretary of Australian Nurses Federation, Lee Thomas expressed concern over the figures. Ms. Thomas has suggested that the Federal Government should find ways of filling the gaps. It has been informed that the government has taken the initiative of supporting the training of 1,000 undergraduate nurses and of 3,220 registered nurses.

A yet another study has found that majority of the Australian workforce is either working for more hours or are working for fewer hours. The findings were revealed in 2008 by Professor Barbara Pocock from University of South Australia Centre for Work and Life.

Therefore, efforts are required not only to make sure that people are working for the required hours. But also to make sure that shortage of nurses are not causing havoc over the treatment of the patients. Shortage of nurses has already linked to poor recovery to the patients. It is hoped that soon the authorities would take necessary steps to close the gap.


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