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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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No reprieve in sight for Griffith Base Hospital staff

Less than a week out from Christmas and the New Year, members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are worried about safe staffing levels in multiple wards at Griffith Base Hospital, compounded by … Read More

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Patient safety buckles inside Westmead’s busy ED

With Christmas and New Year festivities on the doorstep, members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Westmead Hospital branch have raised grave fears for safe patient care inside their hospital’s overstretched emergency department.For … Read More

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NSW emergency departments busier than ever

Presentations to emergency departments in the state’s public hospitals hit an all-time high during the recent winter period, vindicating calls by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) for urgent extra nursing staff to meet … Read More

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Statement: Balmain East tragedy

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is extending its deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of the Community Mental Health nurse who tragically lost his life while working in Sydney’s inner west … Read More

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Wyong ED nurses facing burnout and fatigue

A community campaign to highlight serious staffing concerns inside Wyong Hospital’s emergency department is continuing, with a second lunchtime rally to be held today, Monday 18 November.Despite months raising concerns with Central Coast Local Health … Read More

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Pressure grows on staff across Clarence Valley

There are calls for urgent intervention at two Clarence Valley public hospitals, following widespread short staffing and Work, Health and Safety issues being raised by local nursing staff.Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association … Read More

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Nurses and midwives bear brunt during Safe Work month

Excessive workloads, fatigue and bullying continues to plague a high proportion of nurses and midwives throughout New South Wales, despite efforts to escalate issues and support each other.A recent NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) … Read More

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Nurses and midwives excel at first Police games

Nurses and midwives have scored gold, silver and bronze medals across a host of events at this year’s NSW Police and Emergency Services Games in Wollongong (17-27 Oct).Competing in individual and team events for the … Read More

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