Privatisation of mental health advice line kept under wraps

Concerns have been raised over the future of a publicly-run mental health telephone advice line, following revelations several Local Health Districts across NSW have handed over delivery of the service to private provider, Medibank. Earlier this month, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) wrote to Health Minister, Brad Hazzard, and Mental Health Minister, Bronnie […]

Nurses oppose aged care assessment privatisation

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has condemned plans by the federal government to privatise the current aged care assessment process, arguing it would have widespread implications for the state’s health sector. The government wants to streamline the current Regional Assessment Service (RAS) and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT), and put the entire assessment […]

Lack of transparency sparks industrial action on northern beaches

Frustrated nurses and midwives from Manly and Mona Vale Branches of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) have today voted to take strike action next week. The decision comes after a drawn-out, unreasonable job matching process for nurses and midwives transferring from Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals to the new Northern Beaches Hospital. NSWNMA […]

Sweet PUBLIC victory for Maitland nurses and midwives

As tens of thousands of Maitland and surrounding Hunter families participate in Australia Day celebrations across the region, hardworking nurses and midwives are also jubilant today following confirmation the new Maitland Hospital at Metford will be a publicly built and run facility. Maitland Hospital Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has campaigned […]

Shellharbour celebrates keeping its PUBLIC hospital!

NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members in Shellharbour and Port Kembla are celebrating this afternoon, following confirmation the new Shellharbour Hospital will remain a publicly operated health service. During an urgent staff meeting called by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, nurses, midwives, doctors and allied health staff were told the $251 million redevelopment of […]

Health privatisation is damaging the nursing profession

The widespread practice of privatising public hospitals and health services across Australia is putting nurses’ professional obligations at risk; has had a detrimental impact on the quality of our healthcare system and has blown out taxpayer-related costs, according to a major public inquiry. The People’s Inquiry into Privatisation will today launch its report, Taking Back […]

Nurses and midwives aim to challenge and inspire

The need to better promote diversity throughout our health system will be highlighted during the 72nd Annual Conference of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) in Sydney this week. From today 750 nurses, midwives, delegates and members from across the state will gather at Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion to discuss ongoing challenges and the […]

Secrecy around Northern Beaches Hospital redevelopment sparks industrial dispute

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), Health Services Union (HSU) and Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation (ASMOF) will today seek definitive answers to a number of longstanding issues related to the redevelopment of the Northern Beaches Hospital in the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW. Unions NSW and public health unions have been chasing the […]

Baird’s privatisation frenzy hits city hospitals

St George Hospital nurses have been advised this afternoon that non-inpatient Renal Dialysis Services will be transferred to a private operator as part of a South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) ‘business plan’. Nurses have been given less than three months to decide whether they transfer to the new private service provider or be […]

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