Coffs Harbour mental health nurses rally to protest staffing shortages

Unsafe staffing conditions at Coffs Harbour Mental Health Inpatient Unit have driven NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members to hold a lunchtime rally TODAY and close three low dependency beds until staffing shortages are rectified. Private security officers and Assistants in Nursing (AiNs) are being used to replace qualified nursing staff at the facility […]

Workloads win for Coffs mental health nurses

Nursing staff have secured a win over workload issues at Coffs Harbour Community Mental Health. Following a review and weeks of negotiation, Mid North Coast Local Health District (LHD) management agreed to allocate one additional full-time equivalent (FTE) and annual leave relief position within the Extended Care Service team. In April this year, members of […]

Coffs Harbour mental health nurses action on workloads

Nursing staff at Coffs Harbour Community Mental Health have had a less than enjoyable Easter this year thanks to longstanding workload issues at the site. The affected nurses are set to implement a range of measures to manage their own workloads, after failed attempts to seek adequate resources from Mid North Coast Local Health District […]

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