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NSWNMA welcomes High Court decision to maintain freedom of speech

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has applauded the decision of the High Court to overturn laws limiting freedom of communication during NSW state election campaigns.NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes said it was a … Read More

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Unsafe conditions and lack of accountability in for-profit aged care

An audit of select for-profit nursing homes in the NSW federal electorate of Dobell on Monday night uncovered shocking understaffing and associated neglect, less than 24 hours before the Senate Economics Reference Committee released a … Read More

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Blacktown Hospital votes on further action

Nurses and midwives from the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Blacktown Hospital branch will meet today to discuss next steps in an ongoing battle with management around understaffing.A resolution to undertake a two hour … Read More

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Nurses and midwives confront systemic staffing issues

Fed up nurses and midwives will take action to address systemic staffing issues at both BlacktownHospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.The failed attempt to address staffing shortages, unfilled vacancies and skills mix issues has prompted … Read More

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Nepean Hospital at crisis point

Fed up nurses and midwives will protest continued vacancies, in their own time, of around 42 permanent full time positions and 58 temporary positions at Nepean Hospital today, WEDNESDAY, 14 NOVEMBER.Members from the NSW Nurses … Read More

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Audit reveals unsafe conditions at nursing homes in Sydney’s east

As Four Corners aired the second part of its investigation into failings in aged care, an audit of select nursing homes in Sydney’s eastern suburbs uncovered shocking understaffing and associated neglect.All eight aged care facilities … Read More

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Ratios are a matter of life or death

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will highlight the urgent need for nurse-to-patient ratios in public hospitals when the next stage of its campaign launches tonight.The campaign begins with patients in pain calling out … Read More

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Figures show public hospitals overloaded

Emergency Department presentations and patient acuity is on the rise across NSW public hospitals, according to the latest Bureau of Health Information (BHI) quarterly report.Results released today indicate an increase in emergency presentations across 11 … Read More

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Taxpayers footing the bill for provider profits in aged care

A Senate Inquiry will hear evidence today of government aged care funding contributing to overt profiteering by for-profit providers, putting residents and their care second to excessive corporate revenue within the sector.Tax avoidance and profit … Read More

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