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NSW edges closer to public hospital staffing overhaul

Improvements to patient safety and better working conditions for NSW nurses and midwives are a step closer, following today’s announcement by NSW Labor to overhaul minimum staffing across the public health system.NSW Opposition Leader Chris … Read More

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Ratios: It’s a Life Saver

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) campaign for safe staffing has stepped up with a new television commercial and a website relaunch, asking community members to help convince the NSW government to introduce nurse-to-patient ratios.Titled … Read More

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Emergency department walk outs show need for ratios

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has urged the NSW government to overhaul the current nursing and midwifery staffing system, as new figures show tens of thousands of frustrated patients have left emergency departments … Read More

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Government ignores evidence-based solutions for regional health workforce

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) fears nursing and midwifery staff, patients and services will remain at risk, following the NSW government’s lackluster response to an inquiry into rural, regional and remote health.NSWNMA General … Read More

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Nurses and midwives’ rallies for ratios roll on

From Tweed Heads to Albury, Randwick to Broken Hill, a tsunami of scrubs were visible across NSW today as thousands of angry nurses and midwives walked off the job for the third time this year … Read More

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ANMF cautions against hasty removal of COVID-19 safety measures

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is urging caution on the potential scaling-back of mandatory COVID isolation to be considered by National Cabinet, saying COVID-19 safety measures must always be based on considered, expert … Read More

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NSW government must do better to retain nurses and midwives

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has urged the NSW government to follow Victoria’s lead and future-proof the state’s health system by urgently investing in the nursing and midwifery workforce of tomorrow.In welcoming the … Read More

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Groundswell of anger: Nurses and midwives strike to be heard

In a sign of widespread frustration, nurses and midwives will participate in a 24-hour statewide strike next Thursday, over their demands for safe staffing to be guaranteed in all NSW public hospitals and health services.A … Read More

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New occupational violence focus after three nurses stabbed

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has commended efforts by SafeWork NSW in pursuing new measures to prevent occupational violence in the workplace, following the stabbing of three Sydney nurses in May 2019.Sydney Local … Read More

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