Private sector nurses and midwives to continue ratios fight

“Exhausted”, “struggling to cope”, “let down”, “dangerous” and “overwhelmed” is how nurses have described working conditions at the prestigious St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst and Mater Private Hospital in North Sydney. For the second time since December, members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) walked off the job at St Vincent’s Private […]

Second private hospital walk out in as many months

Frustrated by further bargaining delays, hundreds of nurses and midwives at two major private hospitals in Sydney will take protected stop work action for a second time next week. Seeking fair pay and shift by shift staffing ratios, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members at North Sydney’s Mater Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Private […]

600 nurses stood down after elective surgery misfire, more to follow

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has heard more than 600 private hospital nurses have been stood down over the past 24 hours, and hundreds more could follow, all casualties of the Federal Government’s bungled announcement regarding non-urgent elective surgery. Nurses employed by Healthe Care, the third largest private hospital operator in the state, […]

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