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Blacktown nurses demand safer patient care before winter increase

Fed up with staffing issues plaguing Blacktown Hospital, nurses and midwives will gather in their own time TODAY (Thursday 19 July) to highlight the pressures they are under as a result of understaffing and poor … Read More

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Nurses welcome NSW Labor’s commitment to ratios

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) welcome NSW Labor’s support for staff to patient ratios for all public health workers and their commitment to address staffing levels for aged care workers.The NSW Labor State … Read More

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Nurse-to-patient ratios key in vote to condemn NSW Government failure

Nurses and midwives across NSW yesterday voted to condemn the State Government’s 7-year failure to deliver better, more transparent nurse-to-patient ratios, which is the only way to guarantee safer patient care.An overwhelming majority of NSW … Read More

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Nurses and midwives pleas ignored in NSW State Budget

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is disappointed by the NSW Government’s failure to address the need for nurse-to-patient ratios in the 2018-19 Budget.General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said the government’s welcome investments … Read More

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Nurses urge caution on 24 hour visiting trial

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is interested in the outcomes of a trial where visiting hours have been expanded at Balmain Hospital but believe it could be too soon to roll out across … Read More

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Response to NSW government announcing 950 new nurses and midwives

Quotes attributable to Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association:The 950 new nurses to be announced in the NSW State Budget this week is a step in the right direction, but … Read More

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Unsafe ratios force bed closures in Hornsby mental health unit

Consistent understaffing and poor skill mix issues at the Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (MHICU) is putting staff and patient safety at risk, leaving nursing staff no option but to start closing … Read More

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Lack of ratios putting patient’s lives at risk

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will tonight launch a public awareness campaign, stressing the urgent need for ratios in NSW public hospitals.General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said the NSW Government could … Read More

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Nurses rally for ratios in aged care this International Nurses Day

Thousands of nurses across the country will rally together and call on the Federal government to make aged care ratios law this International Nurses Day (Saturday, 12 May).The actions are part of a nation-wide push … Read More

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