Media Releases

Unconventional emergency department claims short film gong

A hectic emergency department shift, creatively depicted using medical instruments and equipment, has taken out this year’s NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) 2017 Short Film Festival. Registered nurse, Samantha Clutsom, from Illawong ...



Mental health review must address skill mix concerns

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, Bret...



Celebrating the incredible work of all nurses

On this day each year, nursing staff around the world are recognised for the important contribution they make to the health and wellbeing of our communities. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are taking part in a range of...



NSW Nationals turn backs on RNs in aged care

The ongoing delivery of qualified, highly skilled nursing care in NSW residential aged care facilities has been dealt a significant blow, after the Berejiklian Government today refused to keep one registered nurse on duty at all times in high care nu...



Band-aid approach to health budget frustrating

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has conveyed disappointment at the Turnbull Government’s lack of substantial forward planning for the health sector in the 2017-18 Federal Budget. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, sa...



Paying tribute to our remarkable midwives

Today is the internationally recognised day to champion the tireless work of midwives. International Midwives’ Day celebrations are taking place across New South Wales, from morning and afternoon tea parties, ‘walk with midwives’ marches, midwi...



Aged care registered nurses bill one step closer

A bill to keep at least one registered nurse on duty at all times in high care nursing homes has today unanimously passed the NSW upper house. Liberal MLC Matthew Mason-Cox joined with crossbenchers and spoke in favour of the Shooters, Fishers and Fa...



Parliament to vote on aged care staffing bill

The debate on whether to protect the requirement in the Public Health Act 2010 to keep at least one registered nurse (RN) in a nursing home at all times will conclude tomorrow in the NSW upper house. The bill, introduced by the Shooters, Fishers and ...



Community support builds in Gunnedah for ratios

A passionate group of local nurses and residents will take to the streets tomorrow (Thursday), as part of a campaign for improved patient safety at Gunnedah District Hospital. In recent weeks, members of Gunnedah District Hospital Branch of the NSW N...



Nurses and midwives join global solidarity march

Attacks on penalty rates, encroaching hospital privatisations and more health funding cuts will prompt members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) to join in May Day marches and activities this week. General Secretary of the NSWNMA...