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Alexandra Ryan was runner-up in the NSWNMA Short Story Competition 2017 with this story, ‘Light and Shade’. "Oh you are a midwife? That is so exciting - that must be such a happy job."  I always nod and smile and...
Melinda Davis works in a Sydney hospital and is alarmed by the plastic bottle wastage she witnesses every day. Melinda (right] writes: I work in a large tertiary metropolitan hospital. About four years ago, overnight we went from a jug and...
Alice Suttie CNS works in a surgical hospital in Sydney - but she has some doubts about the extensive use of gloves. Do you agree? We'd especially like to hear from other theatre nurses - but all nurses and...
Rebecca Noonan won the NSWNMA Short Story Competition 2017 with 'A Final Farewell'. She sat in the stark, chilled room located off to the side. Hidden away from the main ward like an enigma; a shameful secret that no one...
Brett Holmes addressed the staff of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association today at a morning tea for Reconciliation, before a short video on the background to the Reconciliation struggle was screened. Watch the video below. Here's what Brett said:...
NSW nurses Libby and Bella braved Denmark in winter to discuss sustainability in healthcare - and along the way sampled many delicious croissants! Libby tells the story: I could begin this article by alarming you with facts from the growing...
We'd like to hear from former midwives about why they left the profession. According to last year's Australian survey of nurses' and midwives' workplace wellbeing, 32% indicated they've considered leaving the profession and 25 percent reported they were either likely...
Hot on Health is hot online. Its creator and star, primary health nurse Robbie Bedbrook, explains why he created it. The biggest lesson I have learned as a nurse, and as a person, is that there is no healthcare without...
It's National Reconciliation Week. On Saturday 27 May we recognised the extremely significant 50th anniversary of the referendum on  Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967 – over 90% of all votes cast and a majority in each state approved two constitutional...
Lorraine is 56 and just finished her new grad rotations as a registered nurse. Being an 'old new' nurse sometimes has its downside but she absolutely loves nursing. I started my nursing degree in 2010 at the ripe old age...

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