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Staff raise safety concerns at Leeton hospital

Ongoing patient safety and staffing issues at Leeton District Hospital have prompted renewed calls by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) for extra nursing staff.NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said despite raising the issues … Read More

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Under-reporting of workplace discrimination rife in health

Widespread cultural discrimination between workers in the health sector has been exposed in a new report, with one in four nurses and midwives experiencing racial discrimination monthly.‘The Cultural Safety Gap’ report, released by the NSW … Read More

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Patient safety fears inside Wyong Hospital ED

Nurses and midwives from Wyong Hospital will hold a lunchtime rally tomorrow to call for an urgent increase in emergency department nursing staff.Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Wyong Hospital branch fear … Read More

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Cumberland nurses raise patient safety fears over light rail corridor

Genuine fears for mental health patients at risk of walking in front of a passing tram is among the concerns raised by nursing staff at Cumberland Hospital, the largest acute mental health campus in Western … Read More

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Data confirms huge pressure on public hospital staff

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) says new data released by the Bureau of Health Information (BHI) is further evidence of the enormous strain being put on nurses and midwives working across the NSW … Read More

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Community forum to discuss health in Tenterfield

Community members are being invited to attend a public forum tomorrow afternoon to discuss issues impacting Tenterfield Hospital, including ongoing unsafe staffing concerns.Tenterfield Shire Council confirmed the community forum would proceed after consulting with fire … Read More

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Short staffing rife at Gosford Hospital

Fatigued nurses and midwives will gather in their own time tomorrow near Gosford Hospital to express their growing concerns for patient safety and serious understaffing issues throughout the facility.For several months, members of the NSW … Read More

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Aged care nurse cuts prompt safety concerns in Parramatta

Aged care nurses at Thomas Street Lodge in Sydney’s West fear residents’ care and safety will be compromised again, following a restructure to cut overall nursing and care staff at the facility.Members of the NSW … Read More

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Midwifery shortage impacts Macarthur mums and bubs

Significant staff shortages are hampering maternity services in the Macarthur region, prompting midwives to highlight their concerns directly with the Campbelltown and Camden communities.Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Macarthur Branch will … Read More

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