Ask Judith

NSWNMA members can submit questions to Ask Judith via the form on our Contact Us page by clicking here. Past questions and answers can be read below – your question might already have been answered. If your query is urgent, contact your branch officials or the Information team at NSWNMA.

Are there ratios in aged care?

Question: I am an AiN working in the aged care sector and am finding workloads in our facility becoming increasingly difficult due to inadequate staffing levels. Are there any ratios in the aged care sector? … Read More

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Compulsory to wear family name?

Question: I am an RN working in a NSW public hospital emergency department and am concerned that displaying my full name on my badge may present a safety risk. Is it compulsory for my family … Read More

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Leave refusal must be in writing

Question: I am an AiN working in aged care, covered by the Nurses Award 2010. I took unpaid maternity leave for 12 months with my first child then, three months prior to the conclusion, I … Read More

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On-call is not overtime

Question: I am an RN working in a public hospital in radiology. I work Monday to Friday as do most staff members in my unit except for a few part-time staff who work weekends. We … Read More

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Single days off not allowed

Question: I am an RN working 12-hour shifts in a public hospital. Three times in the current roster I have been rostered three shifts on, one day off, three shifts on. Is this allowed? Answer: … Read More

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Ask us for professional help

Question: I am an injured worker on workers’ compensation. What can I do if I disagree with the outcome of a work capacity assessment? Answer: There are processes in place to enable injured workers to … Read More

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