Nurses and midwives to stop work over NSW budget: FAIL

Hundreds of nurses and midwives will stop work next week to take part in a mass meeting of NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members, furious at the NSW government’s failure to address the urgent need for shift by shift staffing ratios. NSWNMA members believe health policies confirmed in the 2022-23 NSW budget yesterday were […]

Government to consider nurses and midwives’ demands

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has held talks with the NSW government today over the need for staffing improvements and better pay for nurses and midwives. Off the back of last Thursday’s second statewide strike, the NSWNMA met with Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Finance Minister Damien Tudehope to discuss the widespread staffing […]

Demand for safe staffing ratios echoes across NSW

Around 5,000 nurses and midwives dressed in scrubs and face masks marched on NSW parliament today, as thousands more participated in a statewide strike to demand nurse-to-patient ratios on every shift across the public health system. Burnout from the COVID-19 pandemic and fed up with the NSW government’s refusal to prioritise safe staffing in public […]

Statewide nurses and midwives’ strike to go ahead

Nurses and midwives will walk off the job and rally outside Parliament House TOMORROW, Tuesday 15 February, demanding the NSW Premier resolve the staffing crisis in public hospitals. Thousands of NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members will take part in over 20 rallies tomorrow, as part of the statewide strike to highlight the government’s […]

Nurses and midwives to strike statewide over ratios

Thousands of nurses and midwives from more than 150 public hospitals and health services will strike statewide next Tuesday 15 February, over the NSW government’s failure to introduce nurse-to-patient ratios on every shift. Over the past week, 99 per cent of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) branches who voted were in favour of […]

Abuse of overwhelmed health staff misdirected this NYE

As the state prepares to welcome in the New Year, nurses and midwives have been copping increased levels of abuse inside hospitals as they struggle to deliver care with massive staffing shortages. A lack of available nurses at one major Sydney hospital has prompted calls for patients to be discharged as soon as possible, and […]

Bankstown-Lidcombe ED nurses under rising pressure

Fed up with widespread staffing issues, nurses and midwives will gather in their own time outside Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital’s emergency department tomorrow and highlight their concerns to local residents. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Bansktown-Lidcombe Branch believe increased patient presentations and a lack of nursing support is putting both patient safety and […]

Community forum to discuss health in Tenterfield

Community members are being invited to attend a public forum tomorrow afternoon to discuss issues impacting Tenterfield Hospital, including ongoing unsafe staffing concerns. Tenterfield Shire Council confirmed the community forum would proceed after consulting with fire authorities on the nearby bushfires at Legume, Drake and Tabulam. Tenterfield Mayor Peter Petty and Lismore MP Janelle Saffin […]

Midwifery shortage impacts Macarthur mums and bubs

Significant staff shortages are hampering maternity services in the Macarthur region, prompting midwives to highlight their concerns directly with the Campbelltown and Camden communities. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Macarthur Branch will gather in their own time at Marsden Park tomorrow to raise awareness about serious understaffing and patient safety issues […]

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 […]

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