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ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith defends rollout of nurse-to-patient ratios

Lucy Bladen
By Lucy Bladen
Updated June 8 2022 - 8:06pm, first published 7:30pm
Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said there have been struggles with ratios being met on every shift due to staff shortages but all staff had been hired. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said there have been struggles in meeting nurse-to-patient ratios on every single shift across Canberra's public hospitals due to staffing shortages but all wards had hired the nurses to meet the ratios.

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Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au