Grim outlook for nurses and midwives extends into retirement

Experienced nurses and midwives are out of pocket around $80,000 each due to the NSW government’s harsh public sector wage caps suppressing their income over the past decade. A new report into the impact of wage caps, since their introduction in 2012, shows public sector nurses and midwives will suffer a cumulative loss of $120,000 […]

Government slugs hospital staff again as free parking ends

As nurses and midwives roll up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, many are angry the NSW Government has been quick to claw back a paid parking reprieve at the state’s public hospitals. From April, NSW Health will resume charging nurses, midwives and other hospital staff up to $23.60 a week to park at […]

5,000 nurses & midwives lacks nurse-to-patient ratios certainty

On the back of another budget surplus, and projected surpluses over four years, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has reiterated calls for the NSW Government to introduce a transparent, statewide nurse-to-patient ratios system. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said while the government’s $10 billion hospital infrastructure upgrades outlined in the 2019-20 budget were […]

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