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Public health promise to Northern Beaches locals broken

As activity returns to pre-pandemic levels inside Sydney’s Northern Beaches Hospital, concerns are rife that private operator, Healthscope, is not living up to its commitments to the local community.Despite the Berejiklian Government promising locals their … Read More

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Blacktown nurses and midwives ordered back to work

After five hours of deliberations in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) last night, more than 150 nurses and midwives have been sent back to work inside Blacktown Hospital.Orders were served against the NSW Nurses … Read More

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Dire situation forces Blacktown midwives to speak out

Traumatised and fatigued midwives at Blacktown Hospital are in desperate need of relief from unsafe staffing levels, which are putting patient safety and their professional registration at risk.Following multiple infant fatalities over the past 18 … Read More

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Nurses and midwives’ wages left behind

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has reiterated calls for the Berejiklian Government to value nurses and midwives by reversing its cuts to public sector wages.In today’s NSW Budget, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet delivered nurses … Read More

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Staffing concerns widespread at Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Battling excessive workloads and chronic understaffing across multiple wards and theatres, members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) fear patient safety is being compromised at Port Macquarie Base Hospital.Mid North Coast Local Health … Read More

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Treasurer’s new wage cuts rotten to the core

One month after being dealt a bitter 0.3% wage freeze for 2020, thousands of nurses and midwives who have kept public hospitals and health services running across NSW will now face further wage constraints.NSW Treasurer … Read More

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Top gong for rapid response to COVID-19 risks

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has been recognised for its agile response in supporting its nursing and midwifery members at work on the COVID-19 frontline across NSW.During today’s 2020 SafeWork NSW Awards, the … Read More

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Hard hats valued more than healthcare workers in NSW

The Berejiklian Government has delivered a shocking blow to thousands of public hospital nurses and midwives across NSW, slashing their hard-earned wages for twelve months.Today, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) awarded a 0.3% pay … Read More

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Elective surgery backlog needs extra hands

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is urging the NSW Government to bring forward the delivery of extra nurses to help cope with the elective surgery waiting list backlog due to COVID-19.The latest Bureau … Read More

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