Promotional day in Coledale

Guest post by Lillian Perkins and Kristi Kilborn. Coledale Hospital NSWNMA Branch members recently held a promotional day  for the Association in the hospital foyer. Lillian Perkins, delegate, and Kristi Kilborn, vice president, dressed in NSWNMA scrubs and set up...

Action in the Shire

Guest post by Coral Levett, President of the NSWNMA. Attention all Sutherland Shire nurses and midwives! We want you! I was very excited to join a delegation of local nurses and midwives at the launch of the Shire Community Union Alliance (SCUA)...
Disability nurses get, on average, about 7% less than Public Health System (PHS) nurses and midwives. Some categories of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) nurses, such as Clinical Nurse Educator, are paid 15% less than their counterparts in...
Sydney Town Hall was full and the square next to it was crowded with public servants and their supporters as NSW Nurses & Midwives Association (NSWNMA) members , especially those working in the disability sector, joined today’s Day of...
STOP PRESS: Monday 8 October is a state-wide day of action coordinated by the PSA and NSWNMA members - especially those disability nurses working in ADHC - are encouraged to participate. Read all about it here. More than 1000 New...
Christine Cole of the Apology Alliance: "I was pushed back on to the bed by three nurses. The pillow was placed back on my chest and the midwife at the end of the bed said, 'This has got nothing...

Men in nursing – the forum

The Men in Nursing forum held at NSWNMA yesterday was a resounding success, with over 40 men in attendance for a full schedule of presentations with lively audience interaction. Here are some highlights: Tom Schrader, final year nursing student at...
Hot on the heels of huge cuts to education last week, the O'Farrell state Government announced that $3billion would go from the health budget - $775 million would be cut over four years as part of a 'labour expense...
Nurse and midwifery leaders from the NSW health system and other health sectors converged in Terrigal for a weekend of thought-provoking discussions about the future of nursing and midwifery and the challenges facing the workforce and the health sector as a...
The Westmead Hospital branch of the NSWNMA held a walk-round and barbecue last Saturday to publicise the Association's activities, especially in the lead-up to the 2013 negotiations on the state Public Health System Nurses' and Midwives' Award. Daniel O'Flynn, a...