Bankstown-Lidcombe ED nurses under rising pressure

Fed up with widespread staffing issues, nurses and midwives will gather in their own time outside Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital’s emergency department tomorrow and highlight their concerns to local residents. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Bansktown-Lidcombe Branch believe increased patient presentations and a lack of nursing support is putting both patient safety and […]

Unprecedented Campaign Saves And Improves Nurse/Midwife Patient Ratios And Secures Fair Pay

Following a nine-month campaign Victorian nurses and midwives have stopped the Baillieu Government replacing nurses with health assistants, saved the state’s unique nurse/midwife patient ratios, achieved some improvements to ratios and secured increased money between 14 and 21 per cent. Thousands of public sector nurses and midwives this afternoon voted to accept a new agreement […]

Coffs Mental Health Nurses The Latest To Act On Unsafe Staffing

Six mental health beds to be closed as staff vacancies take their toll…. NSW Nurses Association (NSWNA) members at the Coffs Harbour Mental Health Unit are the latest to take action over serious staff shortages that are putting staff and patients at risk. In response to ongoing nursing staff shortages and excessive overtime they will […]

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