Rebuilding of broken health system starts now

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has signalled NSW Labor’s state election result as a victory for supporters of nurses and midwives. NSWNMA General Secretary, Shaye Candish, said the outcome would deliver renewed optimism amongst nurses and midwives, particularly those who had been reconsidering their professional careers. “Thanks to the efforts of our members, […]

Government’s head in sand as key workers desert NSW

New figures show a collapse in nurse and midwifery numbers at key Sydney hospitals as the State Government refuses to confirm the depth of the state’s essential worker vacancy crisis. A snap audit by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) shows alarming vacancy rates leading to chronic short staffing, as the policy of capping […]

Nurses and midwives are angry and hurting without ratios

Thousands of nurses and midwives walked off the job for 24-hours today, the fourth statewide strike this year, desperate to have their voices heard by the NSW government and for widespread staffing concerns to be urgently addressed. NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members from metropolitan and regional public hospitals chanted as they marched up […]

Fourth statewide strike for staffing ratios

After months of protracted talks with the NSW government, public sector nurses and midwives have voted in favour of a 24 hour strike next Wednesday, the fourth statewide action this year. Fed up with inaction by the NSW government to address widespread staffing and workloads issues, thousands of NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members […]

Paediatric nurses plead for safe ratios

A small group of paediatric nurses from Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick gathered in their own time and called on the NSW government to introduce safe nurse-to-patient ratios into paediatric wards across the state. With emergency department attendances and admissions to Sydney Children’s Hospital on the rise, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members fear […]

NSW edges closer to public hospital staffing overhaul

Improvements to patient safety and better working conditions for NSW nurses and midwives are a step closer, following today’s announcement by NSW Labor to overhaul minimum staffing across the public health system. NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns confirmed a Labor government would scrap the current outdated rostering system and replace it with an enforceable, minimum […]

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