Government ignores evidence-based solutions for regional health workforce

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) fears nursing and midwifery staff, patients and services will remain at risk, following the NSW government’s lackluster response to an inquiry into rural, regional and remote health. NSWNMA General Secretary, Shaye Candish, said the NSW government response to nursing and midwifery workforce-related recommendations either referenced previous state budget […]

Nurses and midwives’ fight for ratios rolls on

Hundreds of nurses and midwives have called on the NSW government to take responsibility for the understaffing crisis currently hampering the public health system and voted to continue the fight for nurse-to-patient ratios. During the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) 77th Annual Conference in Sydney, delegates and members described the widespread risks and chaos […]

NSW government must respond to its neglect of the bush

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has urged the NSW government to not delay adopting the recommendations of a public inquiry into rural, regional and remote health services, and called for the allocation of extra nurses and midwives to be fast-tracked. Responding to today’s release of the upper house Health committee’s final report, NSWNMA […]

Desperate nurse managers vote to strike in Western NSW

With grave fears for patient safety, senior nurse managers across several health facilities in Western NSW will take the unprecedented step of stop work action for two hours TOMORROW (Tuesday), sounding an alarm about the dire state of rural and regional health. Unable to fill rising nurse vacancies and critical gaps in current rosters, members […]

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