The inconvenient truth about nurse shortages

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association proudly represents over 73,000 nurses and midwives across the state. As frontline workers, our members have been shouldering the burden of the pandemic, working their guts out to hold the health system together. Many have gathered the courage to come forward publicly and speak about their experiences, bringing attention […]

Unsafe ratios force bed closures in Hornsby mental health unit

Consistent understaffing and poor skill mix issues at the Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (MHICU) is putting staff and patient safety at risk, leaving nursing staff no option but to start closing three beds from 3pm today. Over the last year, the unit has had significant vacancies combined with a poor skill […]

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