Beds at Wagga Hospital to close as nurses reach breaking point

Members from the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital branch have resolved to close surge beds from Thursday next week until overtime and skill mix issues are addressed. There are currently 30 full time equivalent (FTE) nursing and midwifery positions vacant, despite an ongoing recruitment drive by the Murrumbidgee Local […]

NSW budget recognises gross underestimation of Wagga hospital demand

The state budget has allocated $40 million to increase service capacity at newly built facilities across the state but the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) believes the funding has come 12 months too late. Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital was nominated to receive a portion of the additional funding, which the NSWNMA expects will […]

Wagga Wagga hospital told to close unfunded beds

Unfunded hospital beds will be shut down and elective surgery may be put on hold at the new Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital, following an extraordinary branch meeting between NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members and Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) management this afternoon. NSWNMA members raised their serious concerns about nurse staffing, skill […]

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