Mask mayhem putting life-saving nurses at risk

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has joined a chorus of health organisations demanding improved protocols and better Work Health and Safety standards for all health workers responding to the coronavirus pandemic. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said despite a NSW Health issued ‘amber alert’ last month for public health workers to wear masks […]

Masks directive highlights workplace risks for nurses

After five months of raising safety concerns held by members, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed today’s decision by NSW Health instructing all public health workers to wear surgical masks within 1.5 metres of patients. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said the union had repeatedly highlighted the workplace risks for thousands of […]

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