Download the NSWNMA May 2017 submission: Feedback to Mental Health Commission NSW Consultation Living Well in Later Life _ Case for Change and Consensus Statements.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed reports the NSW Government has commissioned an independent review into seclusion, restraint and observations in the state’s mental health system. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said it was vital the review panel took a close look at staffing skill mixes and overall staffing levels […]
Podcasts from the mental health, drug and alcohol forum held at NSWNMA on 9 September 2016. – Kurt Andersson-Noorgard, CNC (Sydney District Nursing – HIV Mental Health) on cultural barriers to accessing mental health and drug and alcohol services – with notes – Homanta Acharya RN on the cultural barriers facing a Bhutanese refugee – Dr Roy Laube on […]
A Local Health District has proposed the introduction of Assistants in Nursing in one of the most dangerous workplaces in the state. An industrial battle has erupted over a proposal by the Northern Sydney Local Health District for the possible introduction of Assistants in Nursing (AiNs) in the Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (MHICU) of […]
Unsafe staffing conditions at Coffs Harbour Mental Health Inpatient Unit have driven NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members to hold a lunchtime rally TODAY and close three low dependency beds until staffing shortages are rectified. Private security officers and Assistants in Nursing (AiNs) are being used to replace qualified nursing staff at the facility […]
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) launched its election campaign today calling on all parties and candidates to commit to five key issues and to listen to, support and fund the nursing workforce. Kim Ryan, CEO, ACMHN said all parties and candidates could not afford to ignore the mental health needs of the […]
UPDATE: This morning, the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) made a recommendation for the NSWNMA to cease the stop work action planned for 11am and for the Northern Sydney LHD to cease any form of implementation of the introduction of AiNs into the Mental Health Intensive Care Unit of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital until further proceedings […]
Nurses get greater security cover at Randwick’s Kiloh Centre. An attempt to reduce security guard hours at Kiloh mental health centre on the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) campus has resulted in a promise to enhance security cover, thanks to a determined effort by the local NSWNMA branch. Kiloh Centre comprises a 16-bed acute ward […]
NSWNMA in conjunction with RPAH and Sydney LHD is holding a seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Practice on Friday 15 April, at RPA, Camperdown. Download the Environmental Health Seminar flyer – Register online.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has spoken out about a growing level of neglect towards the provision of acute inpatient mental health services in Western Sydney. The NSWNMA highlighted its concerns publicly after members described their disbelief at the apparent lack of announcements or future planning specific to acute inpatient mental health care. […]