Media releases

media-releases

The media releases shown here are chiefly from the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, as well as some from our affiliates the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, the Australian Council of Trade Unions and Unions NSW.

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Aged care registered nurses bill one step closer

A bill to keep at least one registered nurse on duty at all times in high care nursing homes has today unanimously passed the NSW upper house. Liberal MLC Matthew Mason-Cox joined with crossbenchers and spoke in favour of the Shooters, Fishers and Fa...



Parliament to vote on aged care staffing bill

The debate on whether to protect the requirement in the Public Health Act 2010 to keep at least one registered nurse (RN) in a nursing home at all times will conclude tomorrow in the NSW upper house. The bill, introduced by the Shooters, Fishers and ...



Community support builds in Gunnedah for ratios

A passionate group of local nurses and residents will take to the streets tomorrow (Thursday), as part of a campaign for improved patient safety at Gunnedah District Hospital. In recent weeks, members of Gunnedah District Hospital Branch of the NSW N...



Nurses and midwives join global solidarity march

Attacks on penalty rates, encroaching hospital privatisations and more health funding cuts will prompt members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) to join in May Day marches and activities this week. General Secretary of the NSWNMA...



Bill to keep registered nurses in aged care tabled in NSW parliament today

Upper house cross benchers will today attempt to protect the requirement in the Public Health Act 2010 to keep at least one registered nurse (RN) in a nursing home at all times. The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party will introduce a bill to stop th...



Dubbo Hospital nursing staff meet to address patient safety concerns

NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) General Secretary, Brett Holmes, will meet with nurses and midwives in Dubbo today to address growing concerns around patient safety at Dubbo Base Hospital. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (N...



Expansion of nurse to patient ratios overdue in NSW

Nurses and midwives have urged the NSW Government to improve the delivery of safe patient care across all public hospital settings and bring our state into line with Queensland and Victoria. Last night, hundreds of NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Associat...



Staffing must be addressed in South East Regional Hospital review

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is cautiously optimistic a review into South East Regional Hospital will resolve ongoing workload issues and staffing shortages plaguing the Bega facility. Since the new hospital opened last March, ...



Asking the right questions in aged care

On the back of growing community concern regarding the complexities of aged care, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), doctors and experts have developed a new resource tool for those navigating the industry. Launching the ‘10 Quest...



Cuts to penalty rates a worry for nurses and midwives

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) fears the Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce Sunday, late night and public holiday penalty rates will damage Australia’s collective values and open the flood gates for other industries to...