Beds at Wagga Hospital close

Over 70 members from the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital branch met last night and resolved to close surge beds from Friday in an attempt to reduce ongoing staffing issues at the new hospital. Inadequate staffing has resulted in nurses working up to 70 hours of overtime in a […]

New regional hospitals struggling to cope

NSWNMA members stood with hands tied outside the NSW Nationals Annual Conference in Tweed Heads this morning to confront constituents about regional health and aged care funding issues that have not yet been addressed by the party. Acting General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Judith Kiejda, said there were widespread understaffing issues at many new major […]

Support builds in Wagga for RNs in aged care

Community support for registered nurses to remain on duty 24/7 in aged care facilities with high-care residents has continued to grow in Wagga Wagga. On Monday, 7 September, members of Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will hand over more than 5,000 petition signatures, collected from the local […]

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