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Aged care sector attention well overdue

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has joined its national counterparts in welcoming today’s election commitment by Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, to begin the mammoth task of improving aged care in Australia.General Secretary of … Read More

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Stoic mums celebrated this lnternational Nurses Day

As International Nurses Day (12 May) falls on Mother’s Day this year, it’s an opportunity to celebrate the incredible work of nurses, particularly those who also happen to be mothers.Tomorrow, members of the NSW Nurses … Read More

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Dementia residents suffer under poor staffing numbers

Low ratios of nursing staff in residential aged care facilities is taking a toll on the care provided to residents living with dementia, according to a report released by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association … Read More

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Remarkable midwives being pushed to the brink

On a day when thousands of midwives, clinical midwifery educators, midwifery consultants, managers and students should all be celebrating the joys of their profession, many are instead considering their futures away from the sector.General Secretary … Read More

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Nurses still vulnerable in the workplace

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding a violent incident at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital overnight.General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said it … Read More

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Aged care residents falls on the rise

The number of aged care residents hospitalised due to falls has continued to rise in NSW, putting extra pressure on already stretched public hospitals and renewing calls for minimum staff to resident ratios in the … Read More

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Mental Health receives long-awaited ratios attention

Tears of gratitude have filled the eyes of experienced mental health nurses today, following NSW Labor’s announcement it would introduce nursing ratios into 37 adult acute inpatient mental health units across the state, if elected … Read More

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Overloaded emergency departments desperate for ratios

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has renewed calls for a 1:3 nurse-to-patient ratio to be introduced in all emergency departments (ED), as the number of presentations continues to rise across NSW public hospitals.According … Read More

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Labor supports nurses and midwives with major ratios offer

More than 51,000 nurses and midwives across New South Wales have today been buoyed by NSW Labor’s pre-election announcement to fund a major nurse-to-patient ratios system, guaranteed in law.Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW … Read More

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