Future of Delegate Multi-Purpose Service ‘clear as mud’

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has backed urgent calls for the state government to provide more certainty to aged care residents and staff at Delegate Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) in the state’s far south. Residents’ families, community members and nurses remain concerned about the future of the MPS, after Southern NSW Local Health District […]

ANMF welcomes Labor’s extra funding for public health

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the Labor party’s promise to inject additional funding into frontline healthcare if it wins the July 2 election. ANMF Federal Secretary Lee Thomas said the pledge to restore the National Health Reform Agreement would deliver much-needed funding for public hospitals across the […]

G20: Public health systems more efficient than private – PSI study

The research Financing healthcare: False Profits and the Public Good by Jane Lethbridge of Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), University of Greenwich, was released on Thursday 13 November at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) forum When profits come first – The true impacts of health privatisation. “After almost 30 years of privatisation in the healthcare sector the […]

Diabetes and climate change: two linked catastrophes

Rates of diabetes and climate change have been linked in a letter published on 3 February 2014 in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia. “Both diabetes and climate change threaten the wellbeing of millions of people worldwide. However they are both signs of the same crisis. Our lifestyles and the economic forces […]

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