Staff safety must come before patient safety if we’re to end violence in healthcare facilities

Deputy Secretary at NSW Health, Karen Crawshaw highlighted the importance of putting staff safety first if we’re to curb increasing violent incidents in our healthcare facilities, during her address at the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) 71st Annual Conference in Sydney. “There are increasing challenges managing aggression and decreasing violence against staff,” Ms Crawshaw […]

Hospital violence horror stories dominate talks

More than 140 delegates of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) this week shared their growing fears about incidents of violence and aggression occurring in public hospitals and other health care settings across the state. Four resolutions moved by the NSWNMA’s Nepean Hospital Penrith Branch were passed unanimously during a Committee of Delegates meeting […]

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