Albanese Government must stop nurse sackings in aged care

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on the Albanese Government to urgently act to stop greedy aged care providers from sacking highly-trained Enrolled Nurses (EN) and replacing them with lower-paid personal care workers (PCW) in nursing homes. In Tasmania, Southern Cross Care is making ENs redundant, substituting them with extended care workers. […]

Safe patient care continues to wane under poor staffing

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) said new Bureau of Health Information (BHI) data highlighted growing workload pressures on nurses and midwives within the public health system and has reiterated calls for shift by shift staffing ratios to be mandated statewide. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said the amount of time critically unwell patients […]

Concerns for safe patient care at Blacktown Hospital

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called for urgent intervention by Western Sydney Local Health District to address serious workload issues and nurse staffing shortages that have hampered Blacktown Hospital throughout winter. Members of the NSWNMA’s Blacktown Hospital Branch are worried their ability to provide safe patient care has been severely compromised and […]

Mental health staffing needs attention now

Nurses and midwives have pleaded with NSW Minister for Mental Health, Tanya Davies, to urgently address systemic staffing and skill mix issues within the state’s mental health system and called for new safety and monitoring technology to be implemented. Addressing the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) 72nd Annual Conference at Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion […]

Mental health review must address skill mix concerns

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed reports the NSW Government has commissioned an independent review into seclusion, restraint and observations in the state’s mental health system. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said it was vital the review panel took a close look at staffing skill mixes and overall staffing levels […]

Dubbo Hospital nursing staff meet to address patient safety concerns

NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) General Secretary, Brett Holmes, will meet with nurses and midwives in Dubbo today to address growing concerns around patient safety at Dubbo Base Hospital. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Dubbo branch has dealt with ongoing skill mix and workloads issues since the hospital opened 18 months ago. […]

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