Health Minister says no beds to close

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has reassured nurses and midwives the State Government would explore ways to absorb the Abbott Government’s public hospital funding cuts without closing hospital beds. The Minister made the commitment on Thursday 29 May during a meeting with Acting General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), Judith Kiejda, […]

400 nurses go, if 300 beds shut down

400 nurses go, if 300 beds shut down The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has written to NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, seeking an urgent meeting to discuss the implications of the federal Budget on public health services across the State. Premier Mike Baird indicated around 300 beds would have to close from 1 […]

Nursing staff take action over cuts in Western NSW

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) fears patient safety will be compromised across several hospitals in the state’s West, following widespread cuts to nursing staff shifts. Over the past week, Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) has introduced new rosters for nursing staff based at Canowindra, Condobolin, Coonamble and Nyngan hospitals, citing the introduction […]

Savage health cuts compromise care

Safe patient care will suffer if the Abbott Government’s razor-gang goes ahead with savage cuts to healthcare spending predicted in the upcoming Budget, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has warned. Federal Secretary Lee Thomas said the ANMF joined other health stakeholders in voicing concerns that cuts to health spending will dramatically impact on […]

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