Desperate nurse managers vote to strike in Western NSW

With grave fears for patient safety, senior nurse managers across several health facilities in Western NSW will take the unprecedented step of stop work action for two hours TOMORROW (Tuesday), sounding an alarm about the dire state of rural and regional health. Unable to fill rising nurse vacancies and critical gaps in current rosters, members […]

Future of Delegate Multi-Purpose Service ‘clear as mud’

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has backed urgent calls for the state government to provide more certainty to aged care residents and staff at Delegate Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) in the state’s far south. Residents’ families, community members and nurses remain concerned about the future of the MPS, after Southern NSW Local Health District […]

Unsafe overtime at Gilgandra threatens patient safety

Nurses at Gilgandra Multi Purpose Service (MPS) have been working an average 138 hours of overtime a month since May, resulting in unsafe conditions in the Emergency Department and acute ward. Despite numerous attempts by the Gilgandra NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) branch to resolve the issue with management, there are still two full […]

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