Statement on Bondi Junction tragedy

The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) expresses our deepest sympathies to all those impacted by the tragic events at Bondi Junction on Saturday 13 April. The effects of this tragedy are being felt deeply by not only the local community but the whole country. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families […]

Aged Care nurses raise their voices in Canberra

Around 60 aged care nurses and carers from across the country have travelled to Canberra to address the ongoing failures by providers to comply with the federal government’s key aged care reforms. The group is standing together to call out providers, many of whom are proving they can’t be trusted to lift the standard of […]

Nurse Practitioners, Midwives empowered to provide quality care

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has commended the Albanese Government for introducing new laws which will give highly-trained nurse practitioners (NPs) and midwives greater capacity to provide people with safe, quality care – without the need to visit a GP or a hospital emergency department (ED). This morning, Assistant Minister for Health and […]

Wage case recognises historic undervalued work of aged care nurses

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) further recognition that the work of aged care workers has been historically undervalued in its Stage 3 decision for the aged care industry work value case announced today. The FWC has concluded that, for ‘work value reasons’, award rates for direct […]

Aged Care Taskforce report misses the mark

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is disappointed by the recommendations made in the Aged Care Taskforce’s final report and is urging the federal government to rethink its approach to the aged care system.    The 23 recommendations fail to adequately address quality of care and workforce issues within the system which are the fundamental […]

Alleviating pressures in EDs with staffing ratios

Emergency departments (ED) are continuing to see extremely high volumes of patients seeking acute medical care, highlighting how great the need is for nurse-to-patient ratios across NSW. According to the Bureau of Health Information (BHI) report, one in 10 patients who were treated and admitted to hospital during the October to December quarter in 2023 […]

NSW midwives and patients deserve better

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed new laws passed in Queensland, which will see improved workloads for midwives and better outcomes for women and babies, as part of a new ratios model. The midwife-to-patient ratios of one to six, including babies, is set to begin in Queensland’s public postnatal maternity wards this […]

ANMF welcomes superannuation boost for working women

On the eve of International Women’s Day 2024, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has commended the Albanese Government on its decision to pay 12% superannuation for workers taking Commonwealth Paid Parental Leave (PPL) commencing 1 July 2025. With women comprising the overwhelming majority (99.5%) of the 180,000 PPL recipients, ANMF Federal Assistant Secretary […]

Mardi Gras: Our Future

Donned in space-themed silver sunglasses and scrubs, nurses and midwives will look to the future for tonight’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Around 80 nurses and midwives from the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will dance along Oxford Street together, under the theme ‘A strong voice for a better future’. Members will […]

Nurses and midwives achieve historic ratios reform

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has secured the first phase of significant workforce reforms in the state’s public health system, after negotiating with the government-appointed Safe Staffing Levels Taskforce. For the first time, NSW will have minimum and enforceable shift by shift nurse-to-patient ratios implemented in specific clinical areas of public hospitals, which […]

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