Media releases

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Health privatisation is damaging the nursing profession

The widespread practice of privatising public hospitals and health services across Australia is putting nurses’ professional obligations at risk; has had a detrimental impact on the quality of our healthcare system and has blown out … Read More

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Staffing issues at Blacktown Hospital escalate

The nurse staffing shortfall at Blacktown Hospital has reached dangerous levels, with staff working almost 1500 hours of overtime in the past three weeks across 16 wards, including surgical, maternity, respiratory and cardiac. Nurses and … Read More

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John Hunter Hospital nurses and midwives put patient safety first

In an effort to highlight ongoing concerns for patient safety at Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital, over 250 nurses and midwives have voted in favour of introducing industrial bans across the facility. Members of the NSW … Read More

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Griffith Base Hospital desperate for a staffing boost

Six days out from the Murray by-election, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called on Murrumbidgee Local Health District to address serious nursing staff issues at Griffith Base Hospital. Members of the NSWNMA’s … Read More

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Short-staffing woes hurting at South East Regional Hospital

Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are calling on Southern NSW Local Health District to urgently address nursing staff shortages at Bega’s South East Regional Hospital, ahead of the busy summer holiday … Read More

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Almost 7,000 nursing care hours missing at John Hunter Hospital

Upset by gross understaffing, hundreds of nurses and midwives have today expressed their anger over patients being short-changed thousands of nursing care hours at John Hunter Hospital during a seven month period. The NSW Nurses … Read More

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More nursing staff desperately needed at Belmont Hospital

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is urging management at Belmont Hospital to employ more nursing staff to alleviate workload issues and reduce the excessive overtime being forced upon current staff. Fed up by … Read More

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Report highlights alarming scope for medication errors in aged care

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has identified a need for legislative reform to urgently improve guidelines for medication management within the aged care sector. In the NSWNMA’s latest professional issues report, ‘The state … Read More

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Debunking myths around medicinal cannabis

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is today hosting an education forum for mental health and drug and alcohol nurses to discuss the therapeutic benefits of medicinal cannabis. Presenting speakers include Lucy Haslam, director … Read More

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