New Maitland Hospital model not what it seems

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association has concerns the new model for Maitland Hospital, announced by the NSW Minister for Health today, will not meet the needs of the community or the staff. This is still privatisation of a public health service. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said the community would still be […]

Nurses warn against Americanisation of health system in TV ad

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is due to launch a new television advertising campaign, to air across metropolitan and regional NSW, ahead of next month’s state election. The Patients before Profits campaign highlights the adverse impacts of Australia’s world-class health care system being eroded by a heavily privatised, American-style health system. General Secretary […]

Nurses fear Northern Beaches privatisation will undermine our public hospitals

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has publicly criticised the NSW Coalition Government over today’s decision to appoint private sector operator, Healthscope Limited, to build and run Sydney’s new Northern Beaches Hospital. For more than 12 months, the NSWNMA has been lobbying on behalf of more than 59,000 nurses and midwives statewide to highlight […]

Keep it public, Premier Baird

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has commissioned a giant billboard to send a clear message to Manly MP and Premier, Mike Baird, to stop the privatisation of the new hospital planned for Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The 30-metre long billboard, located near the junction of Condamine Street and the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation at […]

Northern Beaches community takes ‘keep it public’ postcards to Premier

Local nurses and midwives have taken their concerns surrounding the future of the new Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest directly to the Member for Manly and Premier, Mike Baird. Members from Manly and Mona Vale hospital branches of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) presented Premier Baird’s electorate office with close to 700 […]

Residents baulk at Baird’s plan to privatise Northern Beaches Hospital

Residents across Sydney’s Northern Beaches are calling on NSW Premier Mike Baird to rethink his plans to privatise the majority of the state’s assets, in particular public hospitals. A new ReachTEL poll commissioned by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) found more than 76 per cent of residents surveyed in the state electorate of […]

Nurses step up calls for new Northern Beaches Hospital to stay public

Local members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are stepping up their campaign against the privatisation of the new Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest. The nurses and midwives, together with representatives of other local community groups, will rally near the proposed hospital site tomorrow morning, signalling their opposition to the NSW Government’s […]

Northern Beaches nurses and community united against privatisation

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will discuss the privatisation of the new Northern Beaches hospital during a community meeting at Dee Why RSL this evening. Members of the NSWNMA have raised serious concerns about the NSW government’s plan to build and operate the new level 5 hospital at Frenchs Forest under a public-private […]

Scalpel to Medicare mobilises community angst

Nurses, midwives, doctors, healthcare workers, industry experts, university students and concerned citizens will gather in Sydney this evening over the proposed changes to Australia’s universal health care system. Mobilised by their opposition towards any dismantling of Medicare, the group will discuss impacts of the Abbott Government’s $7 co-payment for GP visits, diagnostic and pathology services. […]

PM inflicts pain, putting state’s health at risk

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has condemned the Abbott Government’s first Budget as an attack on the state’s health system with long-lasting side effects, ahead of the federal opposition’s Budget in Reply later today. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said Tony Abbott’s decision to introduce a $7 mandatory co-payment for GP […]

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