The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has had a massive increase in membership, with almost 25,000 new members joining the union in the last year - a large amount from private sector aged care. “Our new members include nurses, midwives and...
The New South Wales Nurses Association’s (NSWNA) 66th annual conference is being held this week – 20, 21 & 22 July - at the ATC Function Centre, Randwick (Randwick Racecourse). The theme for Conference 2011 is: Organising for safe patient care. Friday’s...
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:...
Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Carmel Tebbutt announced this month that a re-elected Keneally Government would invest $6.85 million over four years to employ 15 refugee health nurses across NSW to undertake health assessments for refugees. The additional refugee...
1 Million Women is offering the chance for a young woman to undertake communications training to expand her skills and knowledge and bring those learnings back to 1 Million Women through the Tara Hunt Scholarship. It's a four-week journey...
On June 15th over 12 000 Union members from across the state, including members of the NSW Nurses' Association, packed Macquarie Street Sydney to protest against Barry O'Farrell's slashing of workers rights for public sector workers. Watch the video below. Did...
Margaret Melkie is a Sydney mental health nurse taking a stand against child sexual assault. In a couple of months time she'll attempt to run seven marathons in seven states in seven days to raise $10,000 for the Bravehearts 777. The 38-year-old will cover almost...
Today's post is about the Women Want to Know program on alcohol and pregnancy and the role of health professionals. Did you know that 97 percent of Australian women have said they wanted to be asked about their alcohol use...
This year public health system nurses and midwives have achieved a huge victory in our campaign for an Award that includes the introduction of ratios and good pay increases. Our new Award was won because of the commitment of...
Management's refusal to tackle excessive workloads and overtime has forced worn-out nurses at Lismore Base Hospital to close beds. Branch secretary and association councillor Gil Wilson said the staff "deserve the biggest pat on the back for the way they...