Public health promise to Northern Beaches locals broken

As activity returns to pre-pandemic levels inside Sydney’s Northern Beaches Hospital, concerns are rife that private operator, Healthscope, is not living up to its commitments to the local community. Despite the Berejiklian Government promising locals their new hospital would offer the same level of care as any equivalent public hospital in NSW, Healthscope is shifting […]

Lack of transparency sparks industrial action on northern beaches

Frustrated nurses and midwives from Manly and Mona Vale Branches of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) have today voted to take strike action next week. The decision comes after a drawn-out, unreasonable job matching process for nurses and midwives transferring from Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals to the new Northern Beaches Hospital. NSWNMA […]

Secrecy around Northern Beaches Hospital redevelopment sparks industrial dispute

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), Health Services Union (HSU) and Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation (ASMOF) will today seek definitive answers to a number of longstanding issues related to the redevelopment of the Northern Beaches Hospital in the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW. Unions NSW and public health unions have been chasing the […]

Delay in contract release shows disdain for nurses and midwives

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has expressed disappointment at the ongoing secrecy surrounding the delayed release of a multimillion dollar contract between Northern Sydney Local Health District and private operator, Healthscope, regarding the new Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest. Despite the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 stipulating a contract must be […]

Northern Beaches contract signed, but nurses still in the dark

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called on NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner to be upfront with the nurses and midwives who live and work on Sydney’s Northern Beaches about their future prospects. Less than two weeks out from Christmas, the Health Minister today announced the signing of a multi-million dollar contract with […]

Update on Northern Beaches Keep it Public campaign

Thank you for your continued interest in campaigning to keep the new Northern Beaches Hospital public.  Despite the fact that the government has announced that Healthscope is the successful tenderer to build and run the new facility, we will continue to campaign to put pressure on the Baird Government to keep this hospital public. At […]

Nurses fear Northern Beaches privatisation will undermine our public hospitals

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has publicly criticised the NSW Coalition Government over today’s decision to appoint private sector operator, Healthscope Limited, to build and run Sydney’s new Northern Beaches Hospital. For more than 12 months, the NSWNMA has been lobbying on behalf of more than 59,000 nurses and midwives statewide to highlight […]

Keep it public, Premier Baird

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has commissioned a giant billboard to send a clear message to Manly MP and Premier, Mike Baird, to stop the privatisation of the new hospital planned for Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The 30-metre long billboard, located near the junction of Condamine Street and the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation at […]

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