Positive Practice Environment Standards
Sadly, nurses and midwives often report an inability to deliver the standard of care they are trained to provide due to constraints within their workplace - including poor workplace culture, unreasonable restrictions determined by management, or an inability for nurses and midwives to get their voices heard.
We know the benefits of safe staffing levels are only fully realised when nurses and midwives are working in Positive Practice Environments.
As part of the QNMU’s Ratios Save Lives and Money campaign, nurses and midwives are seeking to have a minimum care standard mandated across all nursing and midwifery services - our Positive Practice Environment Standards.
Download the full Standards document
Minimum ratios and the Standards go hand-in-hand. Research shows optimum patient and resident health outcomes occur when ratios are not only enforced but are supported by all other aspects of a positive practice environment.