Media release from Health Minister

Here is a media release from Minister for Health Jillian Skinner with news on the Private Public Partnership EOIs for five public hospitals. Download or read online: Health Partnerships update

Reprieve for Bourke St as fight continues for Goulburn Base

Goulburn residents are breathing a sigh of relief after securing a commitment this week from Assistant Minister for Health, Pru Goward, to keep Bourke Street Health Service open. A local campaign, backed by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), highlighted community outrage over the decision and lack of consultation with affected staff, oncology and […]

More beds close at Goulburn due to staffing concerns

Ongoing nursing staff shortages have prompted the temporary closure of a further two beds inside the sub-acute unit in Chisholm Ross Mental Health Unit at Goulburn. Last Thursday (27 August), Goulburn mental health Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) resolved to temporarily close the additional two beds as they became available, after […]

Nurses and midwives take Goulburn’s temperature on public health

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will put health at the top of the agenda for the local Member of Parliament and candidates in the March 2015 state election at a forum in Goulburn on Friday 5 December. Members from Goulburn Base Hospital branch of the NSWNMA approached candidates from a range of political […]

Ratio campaigns launch in Goulburn and Nowra

NSWNMA members in Goulburn and Nowra today launched their local campaigns for a new Public Health System Nurses & Midwives (State) Award, which challenges the O’Farrell Government to build on the safer hospital staffing levels introduced in 2011 under an agreement between the Association and previous Labor government. The statewide Ratios: Put patient safety first! […]

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