Patients before profits news

Keeping Bowral and District Hospital PUBLIC!

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has today welcomed reports the Berejiklian Government has capitulated on the privatisation of Bowral and District Hospital. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said the decision was a tes...



Commonsense prevails for Wyong PUBLIC Hospital

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) says ten months of campaigning alongside community members, public health advocates and local health workers has successfully ensured a redeveloped Wyong Hospital will remain in public hands. Genera...



Hospital upgrades promised while calls for better staffing ignored

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has expressed disappointment in the NSW Government for failing to expand nurse-to-patient ratios in today’s state budget. Acting General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Judith Kiejda, said with a $4.5 bi...



Have a heart, Premier

This Valentine’s Day we’re calling on the new Premier to have a heart and keep disability services public in NSW, alongside the NDIS....



Baird’s privatisation frenzy hits city hospitals

St George Hospital nurses have been advised this afternoon that non-inpatient Renal Dialysis Services will be transferred to a private operator as part of a South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) ‘business plan’. Nurses have been giv...



Media release from Health Minister

Here is a media release from Minister for Health Jillian Skinner with news on the Private Public Partnership EOIs for five public hospitals. Download or read online: Health Partnerships update...



Reprieve for Bourke St as fight continues for Goulburn Base

Goulburn residents are breathing a sigh of relief after securing a commitment this week from Assistant Minister for Health, Pru Goward, to keep Bourke Street Health Service open. A local campaign, backed by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Associat...



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Five more public hospitals to be privatised

The NSW Coalition government has escalated its health care privatisation policy by announcing that five major regional public hospitals will be run by private operators. Health Minister Jillian Skinner said Maitland, Wyong, Goulburn, Shellharbour and...



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Nurses speak out on privatisation

If they can do it to us, none of the larger hospitals in Sydney are safe either Pam Illingworth, Clinical Nurse Educator, Wyong Hospital ‘I’m floored, absolutely astounded. I can’t believe the government can think that a private hospital can ru...



Petitions: keep our hospitals in public hands

We are calling on the NSW Coalition Government to ensure that our hospitals are publicly operated and kept in public hands. Please download the petition for your local hospital and get as many signatures as you can, then mail the signed sheets to: U...