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How ANMF members saved ratios (again)

The bad taste left by the 2011/12 EBA campaign – during which it was revealed that the Baillieu Coalition Government planned to cut the number of nurses and midwives – made the Branch and its members even more determined to see ratios enshrined in law.

When the state election was called in 2014, members swung into action . Their campaigning convinced Daniel Andrews to make the historic commitment to legislate nurse- and midwife-to-patient ratios should he win office at the 2014 state election.

On 23 December 2015, the Safe Patient Care Act was proclaimed law.

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This piece first was first published in the October 2022 issue of The Handover members magazine.