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Staffing woes transfer to Wyong Hospital’s new building

Central Coast nurses and midwives hold grave concerns for safe patient care in Wyong Hospital’s new ‘Block H’ building, after serious staffing shortfalls were not addressed before moving into the facility last week.NSW Nurses and … Read More

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NSW seeks dignified pathway towards assisted dying

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) welcomes the introduction of a draft bill to the NSW parliament today, which aims to give those suffering from terminal and incurable illnesses the ability to die with … Read More

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Nurses and midwives plead caution ahead of NSW reopening

Nurses and midwives have described being ‘on tenterhooks’ about staffing shortages in Northern NSW public hospitals, while the state focuses on reopening after 15 weeks in lockdown. NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members have … Read More

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Increase our health workforce before it’s too late

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has renewed calls for the state government to fast-track the remainder of a nursing and midwifery workforce ‘boost’, following the release of hospital data outlining the widespread pressures … Read More

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New bill calling for a national law requiring registered nurses 24/7 in nursing homes

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on all Federal Senators to support a private member’s bill, the Aged Care Amendment (Registered Nurses Ensuring Quality Care) Bill 2021, scheduled to be introduced by Senator Rex … Read More

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The inconvenient truth about nurse shortages

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association proudly represents over 73,000 nurses and midwives across the state. As frontline workers, our members have been shouldering the burden of the pandemic, working their guts out to hold … Read More

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NSWNMA appoints new Assistant General Secretary

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has announced the appointment of Ms Shaye Candish as Assistant General Secretary and Branch Assistant Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation NSW Branch, with effect from … Read More

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Calls for nurse practitioners to be utilised in COVID vaccination roll-out

A coalition of peak nursing organisations is calling on National Cabinet today to include Australia’s highly-skilled nursing practitioner (NP) workforce in the COVID vaccination roll-out.Nurses deliver the majority of vaccines in Australia and NPs are … Read More

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Unwavering commitment to fight on for ratios in NSW

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has confirmed public sector members will continue to raise awareness of staffing issues and pursue nurse-to-patient ratios for NSW, in light of the significant pressures impacting the state’s … Read More

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