Aged care nurses elated on eve of momentous reform

As thousands of aged care nurses prepare for their shifts across NSW, a widespread sense of triumph and relief will envelop them this weekend when a significant milestone is reached. The legal requirement for residential aged care facilities to have at least one registered nurse on duty, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, […]

Nurses to continue raising voices for change

Nurses across the public, private and aged care sectors are spending International Nurses Day reflecting on their tireless efforts to provide quality care to patients, residents and local communities despite the current workforce challenges. Determined to secure a brighter future for the profession, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) General Secretary, Shaye Candish, said the […]

Nurses and midwives’ rallies for ratios roll on

From Tweed Heads to Albury, Randwick to Broken Hill, a tsunami of scrubs were visible across NSW today as thousands of angry nurses and midwives walked off the job for the third time this year in their fight for safe staffing ratios. Frustrated by the NSW government’s unwillingness to negotiate on nursing and midwifery ratios, […]

New leadership at the helm of NSWNMA

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has announced General Secretary, Brett Holmes, will conclude his leadership at the end of this week after two decades in the top job. Mr Holmes, who was elected General Secretary in August 2002, formally announced his retirement to delegates and members during the NSWNMA’s 77th Annual Conference in […]

Nurses and midwives remain determined to speak out

A resolute crowd of nurses and midwives from the health and aged care sectors have gathered to share their experiences and support each other to speak up on the widespread issues hampering their professions. During day one of the 77th Annual Conference of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) in Sydney and online, participants […]

NSWNMA appoints new Assistant General Secretary

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has announced the appointment of Ms Shaye Candish as Assistant General Secretary and Branch Assistant Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation NSW Branch, with effect from today. A registered nurse specialising in emergency care, Shaye Candish joined the NSWNMA as an Organiser within the public health […]

INSULTING: Nurses and midwives react to latest pay offer

Public health sector nurses and midwives across the state are expressing their anger and disgust over a 1.04%* pay increase offered by the NSW government for 2021-22. NSW Ministry of Health made the pay offer to the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) after just one meeting, rejecting any improvements to the Public Health System […]

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