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What a disgrace: some providers spending just $6 a day for nursing home residents’ food

ANMF Media Release: 12 February, 2018. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has expressed its disgust at the findings of a new study showing some nursing home providers are spending a measly $6.08 a … Read More

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NSWNMA on codeine upscheduling

For many years, codeine has been readily used to treat pain or suppress coughing, and low doses are found in some painkillers, cough syrups and cold and flu tablets. From 1 February 2018, medicines containing … Read More

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Safer Staffing at Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital

Over recent months, Hornsby & Ku-Ring-Gai Branch has been working with the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association to investigate workloads and staffing levels at Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital. Following concerns from members, the NSWNMA obtained data … Read More

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2018 NSWNMA Branch Election Notice

2018 NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Election of Branch Delegates and Alternate Delegates Pursuant to the Industrial Relations Act, 1996, Mr Neale Dawson will be the Returning Officer for the election of branch delegates and … Read More

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Union Summer for students 2018

Applications are now open for the Unions NSW Union Summer 2018 Internship Program. Union Summer is a three-week program run by Unions NSW in conjunction with participating unions. The program will run from Monday, 29 January … Read More

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Nurses shut out of ministerial aged care taskforce

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has questioned why frontline nurses and care staff have been excluded from a taskforce established to fix the crisis in aged care. ANMF Assistant Federal Secretary … Read More

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Carnell Report: All talk, no action on safe staffing levels

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is disappointed that the Carnell Report acknowledges that inadequate staffing levels are compromising the care being provided to elderly nursing home residents, yet fails to deliver any real workforce solutions … Read More

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Health privatisation is damaging the nursing profession

A new report launched today, Taking Back Control: A Community Response to Privatisation, has found the widespread practice of privatising public hospitals and health services across Australia is putting nurses’ professional obligations at risk, has had a detrimental … Read More

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Government must commit to clean energy or risk the health of all Australians

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has expressed concerns that the Turnbull Government’s scrapping of the Clean Energy Target (CET) will lead to an increase in carbon emissions and risk the health and well-being … Read More

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