The Climate and Health Alliance have welcomed the commitment by Federal ALP today to a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being. Fiona Armstrong, Executive Director of the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), said the announcement made by Federal Labor...
Picture the environmental life cycle of many disposable surgical instruments. Iron ore from Western Australia is shipped to China and smelted, fashioned into stainless steel surgical instruments in Pakistan and exported as single-use instruments. In Australia, clinicians...
The International Council of Nurses is calling for urgent action on climate change.
This Environmental Health Seminar for Nurses and Midwives was held at the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA) in April this year, where health professionals came together to tackle the big issues. More than 40 nurses and midwives attended this...
Nurse Libby Barnes from the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association's Lismore Branch gives her 4 tips for starting a greening program at your hospital. Do an audit before you start Get evidence-based research on what needs to be done                   2. Make...
June 5 was World Environment Day! To celebrate a lot of the great work nurses have done towards a healthier, greener planet, we're highlighting some recent actions on Nurse Uncut. Especially considering, as health professionals, nurses and midwives are...
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...
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are proud of the many causes and issues it has supported over the years. In particular, the NSWNMA’s commitment to action on climate change and environmental protection has never waivered. The Association’s...
Doctors for the Environment Australia conference (iDEA 2018) is being held in Newcastle 13-15th April.  The conference is open to all health professionals and students. The topic - "Health in a Changing Climate" - will include themes such as Greening Healthcare,...
Our story on plastic water bottles in hospitals drew a huge response. Chris Nimmo on the south coast of NSW has also been trying to reduce plastic useage in his hospital. Chris discusses the difficulty of making changes in...