New guaranteed ratios system will be delivered under NSW Labor

NSW Opposition Leader, Luke Foley made this promise to nurses and midwives from across the state during the final day of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) 73rd Annual Conference today. “I commit a future Labor government to introducing shift-by-shift nurse to patient ratios,” Mr Foley said. “We need shift by shift nurse to […]

NSW Health Minister acknowledges need for more nurses and midwives

NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard, spoke frankly with nurses and midwives at the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) annual conference today, recognising the role and responsibility of the Ministry to make sure local health districts are acting responsibly when it comes to safe staffing. “I want to continue having discussions about how we get […]

Technology transforming nursing practice

Solving nursing challenges and improving lives through the use of groundbreaking technology was explored by industry leaders at the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) 73rd Annual Conference in Sydney today. Biomedical engineer and inventor, Jordan Nguyen, opened Professional Day, explaining how the convergence of technology, ideas and methodology is improving healthcare and the lives […]

Nurses and midwives unite for safer staffing

The Global Nurses United (GNU) annual conference was held in Australia for the first time this year, with nurses and midwives from across the world gathering to discuss significant issues facing the health industry. Safe nurse-to-patient ratios dominated the agenda of the two-day conference at the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA), with countries such […]

Podcasts and Powerpoints: Professional Day 2017

Janine Mohamed & Melissa Sweet The impact of colonisation on the health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Slides Kate Lappin Inequality and Women’s Human Rights in the Asia Pacific Region Slides Yin Paradies Implicit racial bias and healthcare Slides ‘Understanding Associations among Race, Socioeconomic Status and Health’ Hahrie Han Organising for Social […]

Nurses and midwives vow to challenge rules

Fed up with ongoing workload issues, staff shortages and a lack of support from management, hundreds of nurses and midwives have committed to challenge future management decisions they believe inhibit their ability to deliver high levels of safe patient care. More than 400 delegates attending the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) 72nd Annual Conference […]

NSWNMA conference explores changing health in a changing world

Future health concerns, such as affordable quality healthcare, managing violence in healthcare settings, assisted dying and inequality will be among the main issues discussed at the 71st Annual Conference of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) in Sydney from tomorrow. Among the speakers are Chief Economist at The Australia Institute, Richard Denniss; media personality, […]

Nurses and midwives vow to have their voices heard

Hundreds of nurses and midwives from across NSW have held robust discussions in Sydney this week on workloads issues, restricted wages negotiations, impacts of health funding cuts, eliminating family violence and speaking out against the Border Force Act 2015. A recurring theme throughout the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) 70th Annual Conference was empowering […]

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