Victoria secures fair pay deal, now it’s NSW turn

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called on the NSW government to step up and pay public sector nurses and midwives what they’re worth, after Victoria secured a 28.4% pay deal. Despite having a budget deficit, the Allan government has chosen to address the gender inequities for nurses and midwives working in the […]

Private nurses and midwives reject ‘paltry’ pay offer

Hundreds of nurses and midwives at two major Sydney private hospitals have voted down a new enterprise agreement with employer St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA), after labelling it ‘disrespectful’ and ‘beyond disappointing’. For more than six months, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst and North Sydney’s Mater […]

Report shows urgent need for ED staffing ratios

Improving staffing levels in emergency departments (EDs) and rebuilding the public health system must remain key priorities for the NSW government as hospital activity continues to surge. According to the Bureau of Health Information (BHI), staff experienced the busiest ever January to March quarter, with 770,089 patients attending ED for treatment. A record high number were critically […]

A new plan to boost Nurse Practitioners in health and aged care

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is supporting the Nurse Practitioner Workforce Plan (Plan) which aims to expand the services of highly-trained Nurse Practitioners (NPs), as a way of addressing increasing demands for health and aged care and chronic workforce shortages across the country. The Plan builds on a number of reforms for NPs […]

A pathway for nurses and midwives to deliver better healthcare

The Albanese Government’s review of the scope of practice of healthcare professionals, including nurses and midwives, as part of a $6.1 billion dollar funding package to strengthen Medicare, will offer a pathway for better access to healthcare across the community, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). ANMF Federal Secretary, Annie Butler, said […]

Midwives delivering miracles around the globe

Mothers and their midwives will today reflect on the profound importance of woman-centred care as hundreds of newborns are delivered into the world on this International Day of the Midwife. Advocating for safe maternity care, alongside better pay and conditions, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has acknowledged thousands of midwives and midwifery students […]

Action needed to address increased psychosocial risks in Nursing and Midwifery

This International Day of Mourning, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) remembers those who have lost their life at work and renews calls for more to be done to address mental health workplace risks to prevent further tragic losses. International Day of Mourning (28 April) is a day to remember and honour those who […]

NSWNMA to work with NSW government on ratios implementation

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) welcomes today’s announcement by the NSW government to establish a Safe Staffing Working Group as an historic step towards implementing nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW public hospitals. The working group will see NSWNMA representatives working alongside NSW Health officials to plan the rollout of a shift by shift staffing […]

Rebuilding of broken health system starts now

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has signalled NSW Labor’s state election result as a victory for supporters of nurses and midwives. NSWNMA General Secretary, Shaye Candish, said the outcome would deliver renewed optimism amongst nurses and midwives, particularly those who had been reconsidering their professional careers. “Thanks to the efforts of our members, […]

Private sector nurses walk out in Wollongong

Nurses at Wollongong Day Surgery will stop work for four hours today (Wednesday 22 March), following a breakdown in talks over safe staffing ratios and fair pay with their employer. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) successfully applied to the Fair Work Commission last month for a protected action ballot after bargaining stalled on […]

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