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Unsafe ratios force bed closures in Hornsby mental health unit

Consistent understaffing and poor skill mix issues at the Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (MHICU) is putting staff and patient safety at risk, leaving nursing staff no option but to start closing … Read More


Podcast: Environmental Health Forum – The Green Line

ICU Nurse Libby Barnes spoke at the NSWNMA’s recent Environmental forum and talks about the recycling and sustainability that she started at her hospital.  


Mental health ‘scary’ for new nurses 

Understaffed mental health units are deterring junior nurses from choosing a career in mental health nursing. NSWNMA General Secretary Brett Holmes has warned a parliamentary inquiry of a “looming staffing crisis” in mental health units. … Read More


Podcast: Environmental Health Forum

Joanna Immig Podcast on Seizing Sustainable Health Opportunities  


Nurse-led mental health initiative wins award

A camp that brings together health students and people with a lived experience of mental illness is providing students with much-needed clinical placements as well as invaluable insights and clinical confidence. Recovery Camp was founded … Read More


More beds without ratios in mental health

NSW Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies used her annual conference address to restate the government’s rejection of ratios and its focus on community-based mental health. The NSW government continues to reject ratios as a … Read More


Lismore mental health nurses take action over staffing cuts

Lismore Mental Health Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has confirmed it will be forced to close beds from next week, due to major concerns over patient and staff safety following planned … Read More


Mental health starved of funds

The NSW mental health system can reduce the use of seclusion and restraint only if it gets adequate support and resources. Underfunding of mental health services over many years has hindered the adoption of measures … Read More


Mental health staffing needs attention now

Nurses and midwives have pleaded with NSW Minister for Mental Health, Tanya Davies, to urgently address systemic staffing and skill mix issues within the state’s mental health system and called for new safety and monitoring … Read More