Bathurst Hospital reopens closed beds

Almost three years after shutting five beds at Bathurst Hospital, Management at Western NSW Local Health District (WLHD) has announced it will reopen the beds, citing estimated population growth figures as the motive for the increase. The beds were closed on 9 December, 2013 in a cost-saving exercise by the State Government, despite ongoing attempts […]

Nurses lost in WW2 hospital ship sinking remembered

The roles of Australian nurses in conflict will be remembered this Sunday 15 May during a ceremony in Bathurst to mark the sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship (AHS) Centaur in 1943. The commemorative service focuses on the anniversary of the sinking Centaur off Queensland’s Moreton Island in May, 1943 with the loss of 268 […]

Increased staff for Bathurst maternity services

New mothers in Bathurst and the surrounding areas are set to benefit from improved maternity services at Bathurst Base Hospital as a result of lobbying by the local branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA). Birth Rate Plus data, a tool for calculating midwifery staffing, obtained by the Bathurst Base Hospital branch, showed […]

Bathurst nurses start work bans

The Western NSW Local Health District is continuing to ignore strong community opposition to service cuts at Bathurst Base Hospital and in response NSW Nurses & Midwives Association (NSWNMA) members at the hospital will start work bans on Monday 9 December to ensure safe patient care is maintained. The implementation of strict staffing rules by […]

Bathurst and Tamworth campaign for improved ratios

NSWNMA members at Bathurst and Tamworth today launch their local campaigns for a new Public Health System Nurses & Midwives (State) Award. The statewide Ratios: Put patient safety first! campaign was launched in Sydney on Tuesday, 19 March. Local launches will be held around the state over the next few weeks. The campaign’s first regional […]

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