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Ensuring safe nurse-to-resident ratios in Aged Care will make a huge difference to the lives of many nurses, residents and their families. Tell us your aged care story here. To whom it may concern, My name is Belinda, I am a single...
Melinda Davis works in a Sydney hospital and is alarmed by the plastic bottle wastage she witnesses every day. Melinda (right] writes: I work in a large tertiary metropolitan hospital. About four years ago, overnight we went from a jug and...
Burnout is seriously affecting our nursing and midwifery workforce, putting themselves and their patients at risk.
Nurses and midwives can have many work-related expenses that are claimable at tax time. Last year, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) designed a poster that specifically addresses common work-related expenses for nurses, midwives and carers and Etax Accountants have...
With the new baby bundles being rolled out this year, NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association President and Midwife O'Bray Smith tells the Liberals and Nationals where they can shove it.   What is the price of a vote? Hopefully not $160...
Unfortunately, it's somewhat common for student nurses to be treated poorly, be spoken down to or even belittled for speaking up. Just because they're a student. This is disappointing and for some nurses, this can continue for many years...
An aged care Assistant in Nursing writes: I have just read Belinda's story, Not enough nurses in the nursing home. Wow. It seems this problem is everywhere. But I am gobsmacked to hear there are four members of staff...
Rebecca Noonan won the NSWNMA Short Story Competition 2017 with 'A Final Farewell'. She sat in the stark, chilled room located off to the side. Hidden away from the main ward like an enigma; a shameful secret that no one...
Earlier this year, a study showed there'd been an increase in preventable deaths in aged care. Kylie's an aged care nurse and had a sceptical reaction to this study. Aged care is a complex area and there are so...