Prosecution case launched over broken health system

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) today confirmed it will file a major prosecution case in the Supreme Court against the state of NSW for widespread and repeated staffing breaches of the Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award. Data obtained from a Government Information Public Access (GIPA) application has uncovered systemic and […]

Safer Staffing at Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital

Over recent months, Hornsby & Ku-Ring-Gai Branch has been working with the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association to investigate workloads and staffing levels at Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital. Following concerns from members, the NSWNMA obtained data from Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) indicating it had not complied with the minimum nursing hours within its Nursing […]

More nursing staff desperately needed at Belmont Hospital

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is urging management at Belmont Hospital to employ more nursing staff to alleviate workload issues and reduce the excessive overtime being forced upon current staff. Fed up by a lack of urgency from management to address the concerns raised, the NSWNMA filed a dispute last month in the […]

What the Government is saying and what the facts are

What is the Government saying about our ratios campaign and what are the facts? What the Government is saying about our ratios campaign:   ‘Ratios’ do not apply in the NSW Health system. Instead there is an agreed formula based on ‘nursing-hours-per-patient day’.   What are the facts? This is untrue. We have never disputed […]

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