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It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.
It’s International Nurses Day today – an international day observed around the world each year on 12 May which is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. The event mark the contributions that nurses make to society. The theme for the 2023 resource is Our Nurses. Our Future.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed an announcement by the NSW government that there will be a Safe Staffing Working Group – an historic step towards implementing nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW public hospitals.
In an about-time moment, a Bill has been introduced to see nurses, midwives and patients get a much better deal in hospital with reasonable and workable staff-to-patient ratios.
NSW Health has responded to Thursday’s industrial action by the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association saying it was in defiance of orders from the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has commended efforts by SafeWork NSW in pursuing new measures to prevent occupational violence in the workplace, following the stabbing of three Sydney nurses in May 2019.
Tomorrow thousands of nurses and midwives from more than 150 public hospitals and health services will strike statewide over the NSW government’s failure to introduce nurse-to-patient ratios on every shift.
NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association members are urging local communities to exercise caution from next Monday, worried any spike in COVID-19 hospitalisations could overwhelm the health system and its already stretched nursing workforce.
Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.
Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport.