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Report shows urgent need for ED staffing ratios

Improving staffing levels in emergency departments (EDs) and rebuilding the public health system must remain key priorities for the NSW government as hospital activity continues to surge.According to the Bureau of Health Information (BHI), staff … Read More

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A new plan to boost Nurse Practitioners in health and aged care

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is supporting the Nurse Practitioner Workforce Plan (Plan) which aims to expand the services of highly-trained Nurse Practitioners (NPs), as a way of addressing increasing demands for health … Read More

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Nurses to continue raising voices for change

Nurses across the public, private and aged care sectors are spending International Nurses Day reflecting on their tireless efforts to provide quality care to patients, residents and local communities despite the current workforce challenges.Determined to … Read More

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A pathway for nurses and midwives to deliver better healthcare

The Albanese Government’s review of the scope of practice of healthcare professionals, including nurses and midwives, as part of a $6.1 billion dollar funding package to strengthen Medicare, will offer a pathway for better access … Read More

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Midwives delivering miracles around the globe

Mothers and their midwives will today reflect on the profound importance of woman-centred care as hundreds of newborns are delivered into the world on this International Day of the Midwife.Advocating for safe maternity care, alongside … Read More

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15% wage increase for aged care employees

Thanks to persistent campaigning and lobbying by unions, the federal government today announced a long overdue 15 per cent pay increase for aged care workers.The federal government will allocate $11.3 billion over four years to … Read More

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Action needed to address increased psychosocial risks in Nursing and Midwifery

This International Day of Mourning, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) remembers those who have lost their life at work and renews calls for more to be done to address mental health workplace risks … Read More

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NSWNMA to work with NSW government on ratios implementation

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) welcomes today’s announcement by the NSW government to establish a Safe Staffing Working Group as an historic step towards implementing nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW public hospitals.The working group … Read More

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Nurses mourn tragic loss of paramedic and registered nurse

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is devastated by the death of paramedic and registered nurse, Steven Tougher, who had his life taken while working in south west Sydney on Friday morning.NSWNMA General Secretary, … Read More

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