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. […]

NSW budget recognises gross underestimation of Dubbo Hospital demand

The state budget has allocated $40 million to increase service capacity at newly built facilities across the state but the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association believes the funding has come 12 months too late. Dubbo Hospital was nominated to receive a portion of the additional funding, which the NSWNMA expects will be properly distributed to […]

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 backs need for registered nurses in aged care

Members of Dubbo Base Hospital Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) have stepped up their campaign calling for registered nurses to remain on duty 24/7 in aged care facilities with high-care residents. Today, Friday 4 September, Branch members will visit Dubbo MP Troy Grant’s office and hand over more than 4,000 petition […]

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