You know it. I know it.
The World Health Organisation knows it.
We are facing an imminent shortage of nurses, including Drug and Alcohol Nurses.
Australia’s demand for nurses will significantly exceed supply, with a projected shortfall of approximately 85,000 nurses by 2025. The story is similar in New Zealand where they expect a 15,000 shortfall by 2035.
However, it’s not just Australia and New Zealand, it’s global.
Because nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health care, 2020 has been designated ‘The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’.
To celebrate, DANA has prepared a short graphic animation featuring insights into the extent of the world’s use of drugs and alcohol and an overview of our role as Drug and Alcohol Nurses in addressing this . It is simply called ‘Drug and Alcohol Nurses Save Lives’ . You can view it by clicking HERE.
If you would like to view it again (and again), then visit the home page of this website. It is embedded in the top right corner. Click HERE.
Over the months to come DANA will be outlining its plans to address the shortage of Drug and Alcohol Nurses.
May you have a happy, healthy and successful 2020.