Tenterfield nurses challenge hospital understaffing

Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are joining forces with community members to raise concerns about safe patient care at Tenterfield Hospital, following a 33% reduction in local nursing staff. NSWNMA Acting General Secretary, Judith Kiejda, said a petition calling on the Chief Executive of Hunter New England Local Health District to […]

Overloaded emergency departments desperate for ratios

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has renewed calls for a 1:3 nurse-to-patient ratio to be introduced in all emergency departments (ED), as the number of presentations continues to rise across NSW public hospitals. According to the Bureau of Health Information (BHI) quarterly report released today, there were more than 749,500 ED presentations statewide […]

5,000 reasons why NSW desperately needs nurse-to-patient ratios

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has again called on the Liberal-Nationals Coalition to commit to minimum nurse-to-patient ratios and deliver safe patient care ahead of the March state election. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said the Liberal-Nationals’ election promise today of extra nurses and midwives fails to deliver a transparent ratios […]

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