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ANMF seeks urgent action to bolster mental health workforce
3 May - The ANMF (SA Branch) has written to Health Minister Stephen Wade seeking his response and solutions to shortages within the Mental Health Nurse (MHN) workforce.
People having to endure waits in excess of 60 hours in Emergency Departments
3 May - There were 8 mental health patients who each had been waiting in the Royal Adelaide Hospital emergency department for a bed for more than 60 hours.
Nursing at a global crossroads
30 April - International Council of Nurses CEO Howard Catton, a guest speaker at this year’s ANMF (SA Branch) Annual Professional Conference, has warned of the global discontent among nurses that is threatening the strength of the profession.
‘Stop blocking the waiver’: Petition calls on PM to support waiver of IP rights for COVID-19 vaccine
29 April - A petition is calling on the Australian government to support a push to waive Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for COVID-19 vaccines at a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) this Friday to enable more equitable vaccine access
Mental health forum ‘like talking to a brick wall’
29 April - The ANMF (SA Branch) CEO/Secretary Adj Associate Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM has condemned the Government following Wednesday’s “extremely disappointing” mental health workshop for “lack of outcome, commitment or time frame”.
Time for our MPs to show courage and back the community on VAD
28 April - Current and former politicians from opposing parties gathered on the steps of Parliament this week to urge for the passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) bill.
Nurses Fear Wade’s Mental Health Workshop Just a Smokescreen for Lack of Action
28 April - Today, the ANMF (SA Branch) has joined forces with other mental health heavyweights to raise with Health Minister Stephen Wade the dire issues facing mental health services in South Australia.
ANMF reveals impacts of job insecurity in aged care at Senate Inquiry
28 April - Some aged care workers juggled up to four jobs across different nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to make ends meet, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has told a Senate Inquiry into job security.
Without unions we would be nothing but slaves
28 April - “No progressive social change that I can think of (think workers’ rights, women’s reproductive rights, climate justice, marriage equality), has come from above,’’ said social justice advocate Dr John Falzon, OAM.
Today is World Day for Health and Safety at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day
28 April - Ironically on a day marked internationally to observe health and safety at work, a record-equalling 118 people were this morning waiting for a bed in emergency departments across the city … creating a very unsafe situation for patients and
ANMF Members invited to have their say on ANMF federal policies
28 April - The ANMF (Federal Office) has released 13 national policies and position statements for review relating to nursing, health and social justice, which outline the ANMF’s position and provide guidance to members in their practice and at their
Feedback sought on new WCH
27 April - The new Women’s and Children’s Project Team has provided the ANMF (SA Branch) with a spreadsheet identifying the proposed number of consultation rooms required to provide the OPD (Outpatients Department) services within the new hospital.
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