Dubbo Hospital nursing staff meet to address patient safety concerns

NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) General Secretary, Brett Holmes, will meet with nurses and midwives in Dubbo today to address growing concerns around patient safety at Dubbo Base Hospital. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Dubbo branch has dealt with ongoing skill mix and workloads issues since the hospital opened 18 months ago. […]

Dubbo hospital breaching minimum safe staffing

Unsafe staffing resulting in excessive overtime at the new Dubbo Base Hospital has driven NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members to hold a stop work meeting today to consider taking industrial action. There are currently 27 full time vacancies that need to be filled in order to meet minimum requirements and staff are averaging […]

Dubbo nurses suspend bed closures for two weeks

NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) members at Dubbo Hospital voted on Tuesday October 1 to suspend for two weeks the planned closure of the hospital’s Emergency Medical Unit’s (EMU) six beds after hospital management agreed to try and fill, as quickly as possible, the large number of nursing vacancies in the emergency department. Late last […]

Dubbo nurses act on unsafe ED staffing

NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) members at Dubbo Hospital have voted to close the six beds in the hospital’s Emergency Medical Unit (EMU) from Monday afternoon, 30 September, and ban unreasonable overtime in the emergency department (ED) from next Friday, 4 October, in response to unsafe nursing levels in the ED. The six beds will […]

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