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Nurses and midwives ask Dubbo MP for support

Dubbo nurses and midwives are continuing their campaign for improved nurse-to-patient ratios throughout Dubbo Base Hospital, meeting yesterday with local MP, Troy Grant, to hand over more than 10,000 petition signatures from rural and regional areas....



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...



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...



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It’s time to improve ratios

Government-employed nurses across NSW have voted to campaign for greater quality and equality in public health services. One hundred and seventy seven NSWNMA branches overwhelmingly voted ‘yes’ to endorse the union’s 2017 ratios and pay claim. ...



Expansion of nurse to patient ratios overdue in NSW

Nurses and midwives have urged the NSW Government to improve the delivery of safe patient care across all public hospital settings and bring our state into line with Queensland and Victoria. Last night, hundreds of NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Associat...



Staffing must be addressed in South East Regional Hospital review

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is cautiously optimistic a review into South East Regional Hospital will resolve ongoing workload issues and staffing shortages plaguing the Bega facility. Since the new hospital opened last March, ...



Nurses exhausted

In view of ongoing concerns in respect of staffing and workload, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) ACT branch recently wrote to the major parties and asked if they would commit to legislation for safe staffing levels if elected. ...



Lismore ED staffing issues resolved in final hours

Nurses have resolved urgent understaffing issues with management at the eleventh hour of negotiations ahead of tomorrow’s opening of the new emergency department. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Lismore Base Hospital branch rais...



Fears of understaffing at Lismore Base Hospital

Nurses have raised concerns about overnight staffing at the redeveloped Lismore Base Hospital Emergency Department after being advised of the staffing structure just days out from the official opening. The new unit is almost twice the size with an ad...



Beds at Wagga Hospital close

Over 70 members from the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital branch met last night and resolved to close surge beds from Friday in an attempt to reduce ongoing staffing issues at the new hospital. I...