Disability nurses introduce work bans at Stockton

Nurses have begun paperwork bans at the Stockton Centre, frustrated by a lack of information coming from the Department of Family and Community Services about specific group homes and related transfer arrangements for a number of residents. Members of the Stockton Hospital branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) introduced the work bans […]

Update on campaign against privatisation of disability services in NSW

Association members continue to be active in a community campaign to keep disability services in public hands. On 11 March, the Hands off our Disability Services campaign was launched at a community forum held at Newcastle Panthers Club. Three hundred people turned up and the event generated significant interest in the media. Association and other union members […]

Wrong again, Mr Ajaka

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called on the Minister for Disability Services, John Ajaka, to apologise to residents and staff of the Stockton Centre in Newcastle for attempting to use them for political mileage and misleading the NSW Parliament. During question time on Tuesday, Mr Ajaka purported to give an update on […]

Public forum on privatisation of disability services

Hundreds of people will gather at Newcastle Panthers this evening to discuss the O’Farrell Government’s plans to privatise all state disability services and shut down the Stockton Centre. Local residents of the publicly run care centre, nurses, carers and family members have called on the government to explain how it intends to maintain the level […]

Petition to retain public disability services

Just when federal funding through a National Disability Scheme (NDIS) offers hope of a better life for people with disabilities, the NSW state government proposes to abdicate its responsibility and pull the rug out from under existing ADHC services by privatisation (the biggest privatising of government services in NSW history!) Please sign a petition opposing this […]

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