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600 nurses stood down after elective surgery misfire, more to follow

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has heard more than 600 private hospital nurses have been stood down over the past 24 hours, and hundreds more could follow, all casualties of the Federal Government’s … Read More

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Nurses and midwives plea to local communities

Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) have issued a simple message to their local communities throughout the state: help us to help you.NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said as more cases of … Read More

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Hospitals already buckling as presentations jump

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has urged the NSW Government to bring forward its planned 5,000 health ‘workforce boost’, as promised at the last election, in light of the evolving COVID-19 crisis and … Read More

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Aged care staff in limbo as Gloucester privatises beds

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has raised serious staffing concerns over the transfer of publicly-funded aged care licences from Gloucester Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital to not-for-profit provider, Anglican Care.NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said … Read More

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‘Health Matters’ for all in 2020

Around 80 jubilant nurses and midwives will don scrubs and rainbow sweatbands to promote physical and mental fitness, under the theme ‘HEALTH MATTERS’ during tonight’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.Travelling from across the state, … Read More

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WIN: Aged care assessment privatisation stopped

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed news that plans to privatise Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) have been scrapped, following a meeting of state and territory Health Ministers in Melbourne. A COAG … Read More

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Maclean Hospital changes cut jobs, spark patient safety fears

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has expressed deep concern to Northern NSW Local Health District over a plan to merge two inpatient wards at Maclean District Hospital, effectively creating a ghost ward and … Read More

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Cuts to Murwillumbah ED despite rising presentations

Emergency department staff at Murwillumbah District Hospital are stunned and in fear for patient safety, after revelations Northern NSW Local Health District will slash rostered nursing hours, despite patient presentations at the facility continuing to … Read More

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Nurses oppose aged care assessment privatisation

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has condemned plans by the federal government to privatise the current aged care assessment process, arguing it would have widespread implications for the state’s health sector.The government wants … Read More

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