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The 2018 NSWNMA Award claim regarding nurse to patient ratios, including Clinical Nurse Educators (CNE) for every shift, can’t come quickly enough for the Emergency Room Nurses at Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital (SHSEH). The Emergency Room nurses have...
There seems to be a fine line between fact and fiction when it comes to services offered and the actual reality at some aged care facilities. This nurse wanted to share their personal experiences and why aged care is...
A number of aged care nurses have told their story on Nurse Uncut over the past few weeks, many describing violence but every single one emphasising how overworked they are. It’s imperative we achieve nurse-to-residents ratios in aged care...
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...
Yet another new study shows the benefit of registered-nurse-to-patient-ratios - but there are still no minimum requirements for RNs or even nursing assistants in aged care across Australia. Read on... Death rates are higher on hospital wards with fewer nurses, according to...
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association has welcomed an election commitment by NSW Labor to employ 840 additional nurses in emergency departments and paediatric wards and mandate nurse-to-patient ratios under new legislation. General Secretary of the NSWNMA Brett Holmes said the commitment was evidence...
A dedicated group of rural nurses travelled to the NSW Nationals conference in Queanbeyan last week to be the visible face of the need for better public health services in country NSW. At many country hospitals the ratio on a general...
Have you seen the NSWNMA television campaign video about the heavy workload of nurses in Emergency Departments? A ratio of one nurse to every three patients in ED is what we're campaigning for. Register your support for this at Back Your Nurses and watch...
Strictly for fun today, we've done a parody video of one of the biggest hits of the past few years... We think you'll agree that this song was made for nurses and midwives! Play the video through YouTube below.
The vote to endorse the 2014 claim for the NSWNMA Public Health System award finished last week and branches once again voted overwhelmingly in favour of continuing the campaign for ratios which began so strongly and successfully in 2010.​ In a short video...

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