Spotlight on nursing and midwifery workforce pressures

Growing pressures on the nursing and midwifery professions have prompted a group of health and government representatives to discuss the wide-ranging workforce challenges at a networking breakfast in Sydney. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) brought together stakeholders from federal and state governments, the university sector, professional health bodies, private health operators and aged […]

Pressure grows on staff across Clarence Valley

There are calls for urgent intervention at two Clarence Valley public hospitals, following widespread short staffing and Work, Health and Safety issues being raised by local nursing staff. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Clarence Valley branch are seeking action from the Berejiklian government and Northern NSW Local Health District to address […]

Still doing nothing for patient safety, Mr Maguire

Nurses and midwives have delivered a scathing rebuke to state Member for Wagga Wagga, Daryl Maguire, over comments he made following a tour of Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. Last week, members of the local NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Wagga Wagga Branch raised genuine understaffing, workload and skill mix concerns across multiple wards and […]

Talks continue over Shoalhaven workloads

Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are engaged in an ongoing dialogue with the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Local Health District (LHD) to implement a long-term solution and resolve nursing staff shortages at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital. Two beds remain closed in Medical ward A, after a staffing shortfall was identified during night shift on […]

Workloads win for Coffs mental health nurses

Nursing staff have secured a win over workload issues at Coffs Harbour Community Mental Health. Following a review and weeks of negotiation, Mid North Coast Local Health District (LHD) management agreed to allocate one additional full-time equivalent (FTE) and annual leave relief position within the Extended Care Service team. In April this year, members of […]

Nursing and Midwifery in New South Wales

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