Thanks to the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union, the Palaszczuk government introduced minimum Nurse Patient Ratios… to Queensland public hospitals in 2016. Having the right number of nurses on wards… has done more than deliver better care. It’s saved 145 lives across Queensland! We’ve also saved more money – around $81 million dollars! Because more patients recover faster and go home earlier. Nurse patient ratios are proven to save lives and money. That’s why we need ratios all over Queensland.