Health

Nurses and midwives demand action over severe hospital staff shortage

Jonathan Hawes
June 10 2024 - 5:30pm
NSW Nurses' and Midwives Association Tamworth branch secretary Jill Telfer says years of real wage decreases play a major role in the midwifery shortage at Tamworth hospital. File picture by Peter Hardin
NSW Nurses' and Midwives Association Tamworth branch secretary Jill Telfer says years of real wage decreases play a major role in the midwifery shortage at Tamworth hospital. File picture by Peter Hardin

Nurses and midwives are demanding the state government tackle severe staffing shortages following the revelation many rural and regional hospitals have less than half the workforce they need.

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Jonathan Hawes

Jonathan Hawes

Journalist

Originally from Austin, TX. "I wasn't born in Tamworth but I got here as soon as I could!" Jonathan covers a little bit of everything, but his main priorities are Tamworth Regional Council, Business, and Property. Send story tips to Jonathan via jonathan.hawes@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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