Ratios put patient safety first events

Muswellbrook nurses make heartfelt plea for ratios

Members of Muswellbrook District Hospital Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will hold a rally in support for improved ratios outside the post office in Bridge Street, Muswellbrook on Thursday afternoon (5 February). As par...



Professor Linda Aiken: Nurse-patient ratios save lives

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Nimbin nurses fear extra pressures as holidays approach

Local nurses have raised concerns over impacts on patient safety following attempts by Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) to reduce nursing staff hours at Nimbin Multi Purpose Service (MPS) from next Monday, 8 December 2014. Members of the ...



Blacktown nurses rally for ratios of 1:3 in ED

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has stepped up its campaign for improved nurse-to-patient ratios, particularly in emergency departments. Members of the NSWNMA Blacktown Hospital Branch have called on the NSW Government to exte...



Royal North Shore nurses campaign for ED ratio of 1:3

Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) targeted St Leonards railway station during peak hour this morning (Tuesday, 28 October), to discuss their campaign with local commuters for improved nurse-to-patient ratios within em...



Keeping patients safe symposium

One of America’s most influential healthcare professionals, renowned researcher Professor Linda Aiken, will visit Brisbane in December. The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing professor will be guest speakers at a QNU symposium titled Kee...



NSW Labor commits to support better ratios rollout

Nursing and midwifery delegates of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association claimed a victory at their 69th annual conference in Sydney today, after successfully lobbying for political support in their fight for improved nurse-to-patient ratios. Th...



Health Minister told: Do the right thing on ratios

Nurses and midwives from across NSW have called on the state’s Health Minister Jillian Skinner to deliver improved and expanded nurse-to-patient ratios throughout the public health system as a matter of urgency. Mrs Skinner was greeted to the N...



Tell the Government: thanks but no thanks

An imposed pay increase – with no improvement in ratios The NSW Government’s wages laws continue to deny any real role for the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) in determining the appropriateness of our pay or the merits of ratios, no...



Nurses say: Premier Baird – your money won’t buy our silence

A wages ‘offer’ you can’t refuse… As members would be aware, last year the NSW Government attempted to silence our campaign for putting patient safety first by applying to the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) to unilaterally pay 2.27...