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Nepean Hospital at crisis point

Fed up nurses and midwives will protest continued vacancies, in their own time, of around 42 permanent full time positions and 58 temporary positions at Nepean Hospital today, WEDNESDAY, 14 NOVEMBER.Members from the NSW Nurses … Read More

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Audit reveals unsafe conditions at nursing homes in Sydney’s east

As Four Corners aired the second part of its investigation into failings in aged care, an audit of select nursing homes in Sydney’s eastern suburbs uncovered shocking understaffing and associated neglect.All eight aged care facilities … Read More

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Ratios are a matter of life or death

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will highlight the urgent need for nurse-to-patient ratios in public hospitals when the next stage of its campaign launches tonight.The campaign begins with patients in pain calling out … Read More

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Figures show public hospitals overloaded

Emergency Department presentations and patient acuity is on the rise across NSW public hospitals, according to the latest Bureau of Health Information (BHI) quarterly report.Results released today indicate an increase in emergency presentations across 11 … Read More

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Taxpayers footing the bill for provider profits in aged care

A Senate Inquiry will hear evidence today of government aged care funding contributing to overt profiteering by for-profit providers, putting residents and their care second to excessive corporate revenue within the sector.Tax avoidance and profit … Read More

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Nurses at Blacktown Hospital fed up

Nurses and midwives from the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) Blacktown Hospital branch are calling an extraordinary meeting at 12pm TODAY to discuss concerns around a violent attack against one of their colleagues on Monday night. Members … Read More

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Aged care nurses rally against Allity

Over the last week, aged care nurses have been meeting in their own time outside Allity facilities, demanding the aged care provider end its 18 month delay on a new enterprise agreement.Allity nurses want the company … Read More

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New guaranteed ratios system will be delivered under NSW Labor

NSW Opposition Leader, Luke Foley made this promise to nurses and midwives from across the state during the final day of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) 73rd Annual Conference today.“I commit a future … Read More

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NSW Health Minister acknowledges need for more nurses and midwives

NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard, spoke frankly with nurses and midwives at the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) annual conference today, recognising the role and responsibility of the Ministry to make sure local health … Read More

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