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 […]

ED nurses ‘stretched beyond limits’ in John Hunter Hospital

Excessive overtime and unsafe staffing inside John Hunter Hospital’s emergency department (ED) has prompted grave concerns for patient safety as the busy summer holiday period begins. Today, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members and supporters gathered outside the hospital to raise community awareness of the staffing issues, after Hunter New England Local Health District […]

Central Coast nurses and midwives rally against ‘unprecedented’ low staffing levels

Fed up with unreasonable workloads and management delays, Central Coast nurses and midwives will hold rallies this week to voice their frustrations and demand immediate action to resolve dangerous staffing levels at 2 hospitals. Nurses and midwives from Wyong Hospital will take action TODAY followed by another rally at Gosford Hospital on Wednesday. Both Gosford […]

ED staff demand Premier fix Westmead Hospital issues

An open letter has been sent to the NSW Premier and the Health Minister calling for urgent action to address what clinicians have described as ‘chronic understaffing’ and ‘access block’ inside Westmead Hospital’s emergency department (ED). Signed by over 200 emergency department nurses, registrars, senior medical officers, administration, orderlies and security guards, the open letter […]

Nurses and midwives plead caution ahead of NSW reopening

Nurses and midwives have described being ‘on tenterhooks’ about staffing shortages in Northern NSW public hospitals, while the state focuses on reopening after 15 weeks in lockdown. NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members have urged local communities to exercise caution from next Monday, worried any spike in COVID-19 hospitalisations could overwhelm the health system […]

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