Mark Quealy works as a registered nurse in a major metropolitan hospital. After his colleague, an operating theatre nurse, contributed to a newspaper piece about living as a Muslim in Australia and the hurtful comments she had to listen...
The workplace relations agenda of the federal Liberal government has become clear with the start of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into “all aspects” of working conditions. Penalty rates are under attack and aged care nurses are particularly vulnerable. Why?...
This election, vote for a party that will deliver nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW.
April Abbott writes: I wrote this to highlight the difficulties I face as a mother of two young children returning to work. I'm shocked at the inflexibility of our system and the overt attempts to push mothers out of...
The first Friday in June (7 June 2019) marks the third #CrazySocks4Docs day which is all about raising awareness of the mental health of all doctors and health practitioners around the world. The day first started when cardiologist Dr Geoff...
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) paid maternity leave is a basic human right which conforms to international standards. So why is it that in our wonderful advanced country many people still have to...
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...
Are you a nurse or midwife who wants to be part of the best float at Mardi Gras in Sydney? Here’s your chance to join other NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members as we march in scrubs to...
A special seminar on Environmental Health will be held at the NSWNMA in Waterloo (south Sydney) on Friday 14 March, with international speaker Dr Barbara Sattler and guests Fiona Armstrong and Teresa Lewis discussing fracking, coal seam gas, climate change and their impact on...
Eighty year old Glennis, a retired registered nurse and nursing home resident, has written to her MP, to the NSW Health Minister and the Premier, about keeping RNs in aged care 24/7. A Bill to protect the position of...