Getting our message out

The QNMU actively seeks to promote the professional, industrial, democratic, political and social interests of members through the mainstream media and as such we produce a number of media releases each month which are sent to media outlets across the state. 


  • Open letter: Health workers are running on empty
    Published: 10 January 2022

    As we know, COVID-19 has thrown us yet another curve ball with the latest Omicron variant. Health workers are running on empty, experiencing physical and emotional exhaustion after almost two years of pandemic response.
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  • COVID-19 care pathways
    Published: 24 December 2021

    Queensland Health’s COVID Care Pathways model announced today will see COVID-19 positive patients treated at home, dependent on their health conditions and symptoms.
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  • Qld's health workers call for better solutions to COVID-19 surge
    Published: 23 December 2021

    Queensland health workers are today calling for a coordinated response to the planning and management of the impending surge in COVID-19 cases and associated expected increase in pressure on Queensland’s public health system.
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  • Queensland nurses seek immediate action to provide urgent care
    Published: 22 December 2021

    The QNMU has called for urgent action to ensure quality health care for the local Wide Bay community amidst dangerous doctor shortages.
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  • Open letter from Qld's health workers
    Published: 29 November 2021

    We are seeing firsthand the impacts of unprecedented demand on our health services and beds. And with borders due to reopen soon, we are concerned our services will struggle to meet demand.
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  • Insensitive Queensland Health initiative hurts traumatised women
    Published: 20 November 2021

    An insensitive Queensland Health initiative is forcing women who have experienced stillbirth, miscarriage or termination to recover in the same Brisbane ward as new mothers and newborn babies.
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  • Health workers call for improved safety and 50-50 Commonwealth-State funding
    Published: 04 November 2021

    Brisbane nurses and midwives have today voiced concerns about COVID-19 readiness in major metropolitan hospitals as part of a joint union campaign to highlight dire safety issues.
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  • Mackay nurses rally for fair wages
    Published: 25 October 2021

    Mackay aged care staff will today hold a rally to protest the low wage offer and call for improved pay and conditions for employees at Glenella Care private aged care facility.
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  • Health workers call for improved safety and 50-50 Commonwealth-State funding
    Published: 12 October 2021

    Health workers are today calling for increased funding and long-awaited health reform to address dire safety issues in Queensland Health (QH) hospitals.
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  • Nurse and midwife survey reveals unsafe conditions at Hervey Bay Hospital
    Published: 08 October 2021

    Almost 80 per cent of nurses and midwives recently surveyed at Hervey Bay Hospital do not believe the facility is safe for patients or staff.
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