Remarkable midwives being pushed to the brink

On a day when thousands of midwives, clinical midwifery educators, midwifery consultants, managers and students should all be celebrating the joys of their profession, many are instead considering their futures away from the sector. General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, Brett Holmes, said the growing demand being placed on midwifery staff across […]

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 […]

Paying tribute to our remarkable midwives

Today is the internationally recognised day to champion the tireless work of midwives. International Midwives’ Day celebrations are taking place across New South Wales, from morning and afternoon tea parties, ‘walk with midwives’ marches, midwifery conferences, to making birth kits for women in developing countries. Over the past decade, more than 90,000 babies have been […]

Car park price hike to hit RPA nurses & midwives

Nurses and midwives at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney’s inner west have condemned plans by car park operators to increase staff parking fees at the campus. From next Monday (2 November), up to 2000 staff will be slugged $5 a day if they wish to continue using in the multi-storey car park and on-grade […]

Tamworth nurses and midwives still seeking support

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed news that Tamworth MP, Kevin Anderson, has held talks with the NSW Minister for Health in relation to the ongoing staffing concerns impacting Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said interventions by Mr Anderson and the involvement of the Minister – […]

Tamworth nurses and midwives won’t relocate without improvements

Plans for the emergency department and maternity services to transfer into new facilities at the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital site could be delayed next week. Tamworth Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has again informed Hunter New England Local Health District (HNE LHD) management that emergency department staff and midwives will not […]

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