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USA supports vaccine waiver
7 May - The World Health Organization has recently offered its praise to USA President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris for supporting the temporary waiver of intellectual property on COVID-19 vaccines in a bold move to end the pandemic as
Mental health measures ‘a band-aid on a gaping wound’
6 May - Following feedback and repeated advocacy from the ANMF (SA Branch) and other health and union bodies, Health Minister Stephen Wade today announced measures to supposedly ease the mental health crisis facing emergency departments across the st
Aged Care campaign pushing for real change
7 May - The Morrison Government has promised this Tuesday’s Federal Budget will respond to the Aged Care Royal Commission’s recommendations. The Budget announcements will be followed by the Opposition’s reply usually two days later.
Sunrise computer glitch a serious risk
7 May - The ANMF (SA Branch) has written to Local Health Networks in relation to the serious issues of the Sunrise computer system adding an extra digit to medication dosages.
Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passes Upper House
6 May - An end-of-life choice for terminally ill South Australians is one step closer to reality after a bill proposing to legalise voluntary assisted dying passed the State Upper House last night by 14 votes to seven.
Mental health an ‘utter tragedy’
5 May - Almost 1500 South Australians with mental health care needs were stuck for more than 24 hours in an emergency department in the past year to February, it has been revealed in State Parliament.
Happy International Midwives Day
5 May - Today, May 5, is the International Day of the Midwife and a new regional program is making life a lot easier for mums, bubs and midwives in the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network (Y&NLHN).
Leading health and medical groups call on PM to take urgent climate action
5 May 2021 - Over 50 of Australia’s leading health and medical organisations, including the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and HESTA Super Fund, have signed an open letter to Prime Ministe
State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 report: Alarm sounded on global shortage of 900,000 midwives
5 May - The world is facing a shortage of 900,000 midwives, according to the latest State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) report, released today on the International Day of the Midwife (IDM).
Doctors and nurses call for mandated nursing home staffing and swifter action
4 May - No reason to wait three years to implement 24/7 nurse cover - Care Can’t Wait. Doctors and nurses are calling on the Government to urgently mandate staff ratios of registered nurses in aged care and to act sooner than recommended by the Royal
Proposed nWCH fails our members’ test
4 May - Following consultation with members, the ANMF (SA Branch) has expressed grave concerns about lack of beds and capacity at the proposed new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Safety win for Noarlunga Hospital
3 May - Following issues with multiple violent patients at Noarlunga Hospital, the ANMF (SA Branch) has been able to secure a commitment from SALHN to provide two guards as clinically required (at least one of which will be restraint trained).
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