Midwives delivering miracles around the globe

Mothers and their midwives will today reflect on the profound importance of woman-centred care as hundreds of newborns are delivered into the world on this International Day of the Midwife. Advocating for safe maternity care, alongside better pay and conditions, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has acknowledged thousands of midwives and midwifery students […]

Midwives demand safe staffing ratios in maternity

Midwives from three NSW public hospitals took action this afternoon to highlight widespread staff shortages, unreasonable workloads, and the desperate need for safe staffing ratios of midwives to women and their babies. NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members echoed calls for the NSW government to overhaul its maternity staffing system and address the risks […]

Midwives deliver unwavering support during COVID-19

Ask any midwife about their professional skills and guidance, in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and you will be reminded of the evolving role midwives play in delivering babies into our world. On this International Day of the Midwife (5 May), the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is highlighting the essential contribution of […]

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 […]

Midwifery shortage impacts Macarthur mums and bubs

Significant staff shortages are hampering maternity services in the Macarthur region, prompting midwives to highlight their concerns directly with the Campbelltown and Camden communities. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Macarthur Branch will gather in their own time at Marsden Park tomorrow to raise awareness about serious understaffing and patient safety issues […]

Critical midwifery shortage at Wollongong Hospital prompts community campaign

Wollongong Hospital branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has today called for urgent intervention by the NSW Minister for Health to help resolve serious understaffing issues hampering maternity services at Wollongong Hospital. During a community morning tea to raise awareness of the region’s critical midwifery shortage, NSWNMA members outlined the length of […]

Tamworth Hospital staffing disputes conclude in IRC

Two long running staffing disputes impacting the maternity unit and emergency department at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital concluded in Industrial Relations Commission of NSW (IRC) today. Hunter New England Local Health District (HNE LHD) sought to withdraw both its disputes against the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), after outlining to the IRC a number […]

Smoke and mirrors hamper important Tamworth meeting

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has signalled its profound disappointment, after a meeting to discuss critical staffing concerns at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital failed to achieve any long term solutions. Local nurses, midwives, the Tamworth Hospital Branch secretary and senior staff met with Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson, Hunter New England Local Health District […]

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