Funding woes prompt sudden ward closure at Westmead Hospital

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has slammed a decision by Western Sydney Local Health District to shutdown an entire 29-bed ward at Westmead Hospital due to budget constraints, following minimal consultation with staff and the community. Over two hundred nurses and midwives gathered outside Westmead Hospital this afternoon to highlight their disappointment, as […]

Westmead Nurses and Midwives The Latest To Act On Unsafe Staffing

Five beds must be closed in understaffed surgical ward Maternity unit has 35 FTE vacancies. All other wards and units are being assessed this week Ongoing nurse and midwife shortages at Westmead Hospital mean a number of services have to be reconfigured to ensure safe patient care can be delivered by the available nurses and […]

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