NSWNMA bids farewell to Minister Skinner

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association has farewelled outgoing NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, following the announcement of her retirement today. Acting General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Judith Kiejda, said Mrs Skinner had been formidable as Health Minister over the past six years and a further 14 years in […]

Health Minister says no beds to close

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has reassured nurses and midwives the State Government would explore ways to absorb the Abbott Government’s public hospital funding cuts without closing hospital beds. The Minister made the commitment on Thursday 29 May during a meeting with Acting General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), Judith Kiejda, […]

‘NSW Health told to find $3bn in savings’

The New South Wales Health Minister has directed the state’s health department to make more than $3 billion in savings. [ABC News] Jillian Skinner has confirmed local health districts will be required to find $775 million dollars in staff savings under a “labour expense cap”. A further $2.2 billion will be cut from the health […]

What The Parties Are Promising Nurses This Election

The Labor Party, the Greens and The Coalition explain their policies on health and industrial relations. The Labor Party By NSW Health Minister, Carmel Tebbutt As Health Minister, I regularly see first-hand how crucial nurses and midwives are to the health services we deliver. The most immediate benefit we are providing to nurses and midwives […]

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