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Commonwealth gaffe on aged care worker vaccinations

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has criticised the decision to make COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory for the aged care workforce, given the Commonwealth government’s poor management of the rollout to date.NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett … Read More

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Nurses and midwives welcome ratios support in NSW Upper House

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) applauds the motion passed in the NSW Upper House last night, calling for fair pay for nurses and midwives and mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW public hospitals.The motion … Read More

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Health crisis set to continue without ratios

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has labelled today’s state budget a missed opportunity, after the NSW government failed to address the need for nurse-to-patient ratios in public hospitals.Despite the NSW government’s 2.5% public … Read More

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EDs in desperate need of 1:3 nursing ratios

Pressure is mounting inside the state’s emergency departments (EDs), with the latest hospital data revealing the time patients spend waiting to be admitted has blown-out to more than five and a half hours, the longest … Read More

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Critical care staffing ‘dire’ inside top hospitals

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has warned critical care units, which have been vital in the fight against COVID-19, are so poorly staffed*, patients are at risk of dying.Nurses inside critical care units, … Read More

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ANMF calls for urgent injection of public hospital funding

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling for urgent funding and resourcing of Australia’s overstretched public hospital system to ensure that health professionals can deliver safe, quality care to … Read More

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Nurses and midwives strike over staffing at seven sites

Hundreds of nurses and midwives across six hospitals and a mental health centre took industrial action today, voting to stop work or close beds.Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) expressed their frustration … Read More

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Nurses and midwives reject pay offer and poor staffing

For the first time in eight years, a resounding majority of public sector nurses and midwives have voted not to accept the NSW government’s pay offer and lack of shift-by-shift ratios.The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ … Read More

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Hundreds of nursing care hours lost across the Illawarra

Analysis of hospital data has revealed patients in Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District missed out on hundreds of nursing care hours, due to widespread under-staffing in the region’s public hospitals.The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association … Read More

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