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Nurses put forward 10-point plan to fix Perth Children’s Hospital ED

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1. Implement a staff allocation of one nurse for every three patients

2. Shift coordinators and triage nurses not included in floor numbers of dot point one – which means they don’t take a patient load

3. Supernumerary resuscitation team – minimum of four nurses for the resuscitation team would also be available to assist the floor staff with category two patients and patients with behavioural problems

4. Engagement from the PCH executive team on a PCH emergency department taskforce that includes nursing representation. This will be a staff-led taskforce with key performance indicators to manage the transition and oversee the implementation of the above dot points as well as looking at ways to recruit additional staff to the…



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