The Processes of Workplace Change for Nurses in NSW Public Hospitals

  • Nadine White
  • Mark Bray


Over the last two decades, public hospitals in New South Wales have seen huge workplace changes that have been caused by two main imperatives: increasingly neo-liberal solutions to public sector management by governments of both political complexions, which have led to great pressure for increasing efficiency and reductions in costs; and health sector-specific cost increases associated with new medical technologies and procedures. The cumulative effect of these two imperatives has been transmitted through strict limitations on funding and new hospital budgeting regimes that have forced hospital managers to seek new and cheaper ways to deliver patient care (Bray and White, 2002).


Public Hospital Collective Bargaining Work Practice Industrial Relation Registered Nurse 
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  • Mark Bray

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