Muswellbrook nurses make heartfelt plea for ratios

Members of Muswellbrook District Hospital Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will hold a rally in support for improved ratios outside the post office in Bridge Street, Muswellbrook on Thursday afternoon (5 February). As part of a statewide campaign for improved nurse-to-patient ratios throughout public hospitals, local nurses and midwives will seek […]

Nimbin nurses fear extra pressures as holidays approach

Local nurses have raised concerns over impacts on patient safety following attempts by Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) to reduce nursing staff hours at Nimbin Multi Purpose Service (MPS) from next Monday, 8 December 2014. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) fear patient safety will be compromised if the NNSWLHD introduces […]

Blacktown nurses rally for ratios of 1:3 in ED

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has stepped up its campaign for improved nurse-to-patient ratios, particularly in emergency departments. Members of the NSWNMA Blacktown Hospital Branch have called on the NSW Government to extend nurse-to-patient ratios of one nurse to three patients (1:3) into the local emergency department. Only selected wards in metropolitan public […]

Royal North Shore nurses campaign for ED ratio of 1:3

Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) targeted St Leonards railway station during peak hour this morning (Tuesday, 28 October), to discuss their campaign with local commuters for improved nurse-to-patient ratios within emergency departments. NSWNMA members from the Royal North Shore Hospital branch were keen to raise awareness of their call for nurse-to-patient […]

Keeping patients safe symposium

One of America’s most influential healthcare professionals, renowned researcher Professor Linda Aiken, will visit Brisbane in December. The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing professor will be guest speakers at a QNU symposium titled Keeping Patients Safe. There will also be a host of other speakers on the day. So lock in the date – 3 December […]

NSW Labor commits to support better ratios rollout

Nursing and midwifery delegates of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association claimed a victory at their 69th annual conference in Sydney today, after successfully lobbying for political support in their fight for improved nurse-to-patient ratios. The state’s Shadow Minister for Health, Dr Andrew McDonald, received a rousing applause from the packed Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion, […]

Health Minister told: Do the right thing on ratios

Nurses and midwives from across NSW have called on the state’s Health Minister Jillian Skinner to deliver improved and expanded nurse-to-patient ratios throughout the public health system as a matter of urgency. Mrs Skinner was greeted to the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) 69th annual conference underway at Rosehill Gardens by 430 delegates with […]

Tell the Government: thanks but no thanks

An imposed pay increase – with no improvement in ratios The NSW Government’s wages laws continue to deny any real role for the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) in determining the appropriateness of our pay or the merits of ratios, nor do they allow any real bargaining to occur. Prior to these draconian laws, the […]

Nurses say: Premier Baird – your money won’t buy our silence

A wages ‘offer’ you can’t refuse… As members would be aware, last year the NSW Government attempted to silence our campaign for putting patient safety first by applying to the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) to unilaterally pay 2.27% to Public Health System (PHS) nurses and midwives. We got their money, and continued our campaign […]

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