Staff raise safety concerns at Leeton hospital

Ongoing patient safety and staffing issues at Leeton District Hospital have prompted renewed calls by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) for extra nursing staff. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said despite raising the issues repeatedly with Murrumbidgee Local Health District, they still remain. “Our members have been calling on Murrumbidgee Local Health District […]

Labor supports nurses and midwives with major ratios offer

More than 51,000 nurses and midwives across New South Wales have today been buoyed by NSW Labor’s pre-election announcement to fund a major nurse-to-patient ratios system, guaranteed in law. Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), welcomed the extensive ratios commitment by Labor leader Michael Daley and called on the […]

5,000 reasons why NSW desperately needs nurse-to-patient ratios

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has again called on the Liberal-Nationals Coalition to commit to minimum nurse-to-patient ratios and deliver safe patient care ahead of the March state election. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said the Liberal-Nationals’ election promise today of extra nurses and midwives fails to deliver a transparent ratios […]

Carnell Report: All talk, no action on safe staffing levels

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is disappointed that the Carnell Report acknowledges that inadequate staffing levels are compromising the care being provided to elderly nursing home residents, yet fails to deliver any real workforce solutions to fix the crisis in aged care. ANMF Assistant Federal Secretary Annie Butler said although the Report includes some useful recommendations […]

John Hunter Hospital nurses and midwives put patient safety first

In an effort to highlight ongoing concerns for patient safety at Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital, over 250 nurses and midwives have voted in favour of introducing industrial bans across the facility. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) John Hunter Hospital Branch met yesterday and held a secret ballot, after discussing the amount […]

Griffith Base Hospital desperate for a staffing boost

Six days out from the Murray by-election, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called on Murrumbidgee Local Health District to address serious nursing staff issues at Griffith Base Hospital. Members of the NSWNMA’s Griffith Base Hospital Branch highlighted concerns to hospital management and have pleaded for all outstanding job vacancies to be filled […]

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 […]

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