Midwives matter, alongside mothers and babies in their care

As midwives, nurses and other health professionals pause to recognise International Day of the Midwife, many midwives across NSW are grappling with the challenges they face without safe staffing ratios. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) wants the NSW government to introduce a ratio of one midwife to three mothers and their babies on […]

Midwives are delivering above and beyond

Despite a challenging pandemic enveloping our globe, midwives have continued their selfless roles delivering thousands of babies around the clock, while also campaigning for safe staffing ratios in NSW. On International Day of the Midwife (5 May), the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is honouring the resilience of its midwifery members and their determination […]

Midwifery-led care model on Central Coast seeking more support, not less

Midwives involved in the Midwifery Group Practice service operating across the Central Coast Local Health District say they were shocked and saddened to hear two full-time positions will be cut from the midwifery-led service, without any consultation. Local members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) learned of the planned staffing reallocation when Central […]

Labor supports nurses and midwives with major ratios offer

More than 51,000 nurses and midwives across New South Wales have today been buoyed by NSW Labor’s pre-election announcement to fund a major nurse-to-patient ratios system, guaranteed in law. Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), welcomed the extensive ratios commitment by Labor leader Michael Daley and called on the […]

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