This is a guest post by Peter Kwong RN. Peter was recently an intern with NSWNMA in the Union Summer program. He was going to write for Nurse Uncut about his experience as a union intern but the bigger...
In March this year, Julia wrote about her experience living and having kids under the privatised US health system - it was a very 'rude awakening'. Now Julia is back in Sydney and finds that we too are being rushed...
Aged care is now an industry. Ben X, a health explorer, examines the implications for staff and community when companies list on the stock exchange and profits and dividends enter the aged care picture. In the months ahead, Ben...
Julia, an Australian citizen who recently returned from living in the United States for a time, writes about her 'rude awakening' to the health system there. The moral of her shocking story is that we should pay attention to what...
It can be really stressful to have a lot of tiny lives in your hands at any given time. But a report from the UK’s Royal College of Midwives shows overstretching of midwives and excessive workloads is pushing some...
FINAL CALL: UP TO $8,000 AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT All women currently employed in the Australian health sector are invited to apply for a limited pool of scholarship funding that has been provisioned for participation in a range of...
The Federal Budget handed down two weeks ago by the Coalition Government has a number of problems. No new public hospital funding, no effort to mandate ratios in aged care and continued cuts to the ABC are some of the...
Nurse Tom took to the streets of Sydney to ask people how they felt about the $57 million hole in health funding, the GP rebate freeze and cuts to pathology and screening services. Sure, it's been a long eight weeks...

Student movie night

Today Myf Pennels, final year student nurse and membership officer with the NSWNMA,  tells of a recent movie night for nursing and midwifery students at Sydney University. A successful student movie night was recently held by NSWNMA in conjunction with...
Remana is a registered nurse working in a regional hospital. We asked her what improvements she'd like to see to help hospitals operate better. Further down, she shares what she thinks we're getting right. Coming from a rural hospital, we'd like...