I'm currently an RN in the UK and have mainly done surgical nursing since qualifying in 1993. We are seriously considering a move to Australia but I can't seem to find any info on the nurse patient ratio for a general surgical ward.
Am I just dreaming thinking that it might be better working in Australia than in the UK??
I enjoy nursing a lot but at the moment i'm feeling very disheartened. There is never more than 2 trained staff on a ward of 30 patients and equipment/supplies are either faulty or not available....simple things like dressing packs and catheter bags!!!
Any advice about generally nursing in Australia would be gratefully received.
Thank you in advance,