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Report highlights alarming scope for medication errors in aged care

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has identified a need for legislative reform to urgently improve guidelines for medication management within the aged care sector. In the NSWNMA’s latest professional issues report, ‘The state … Read More

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Debunking myths around medicinal cannabis

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is today hosting an education forum for mental health and drug and alcohol nurses to discuss the therapeutic benefits of medicinal cannabis. Presenting speakers include Lucy Haslam, director … Read More

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Concerns for safe patient care at Blacktown Hospital

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called for urgent intervention by Western Sydney Local Health District to address serious workload issues and nurse staffing shortages that have hampered Blacktown Hospital throughout winter. Members … Read More

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Lismore mental health nurses take action over staffing cuts

Lismore Mental Health Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has confirmed it will be forced to close beds from next week, due to major concerns over patient and staff safety following planned … Read More

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Nurses and midwives vow to challenge rules

Fed up with ongoing workload issues, staff shortages and a lack of support from management, hundreds of nurses and midwives have committed to challenge future management decisions they believe inhibit their ability to deliver high … Read More

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Nurses and midwives support majority on dying with dignity

Hundreds of nurses and midwives have considered the moral and ethical challenges of assisted dying and voted in support of the need for legislative change to occur in New South Wales. More than 500 delegates … Read More

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Mental health staffing needs attention now

Nurses and midwives have pleaded with NSW Minister for Mental Health, Tanya Davies, to urgently address systemic staffing and skill mix issues within the state’s mental health system and called for new safety and monitoring … Read More

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More work required to tackle unconscious bias in health

The challenge of addressing racism and inequality across our health system took centre stage at the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) 72nd Annual Conference in Sydney today. Janine Mohamed, CEO of the Congress of … Read More

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Nurses and midwives aim to challenge and inspire

The need to better promote diversity throughout our health system will be highlighted during the 72nd Annual Conference of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) in Sydney this week. From today 750 nurses, midwives, … Read More

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