Federal Government needs to be clear on strategies to prevent spread of COVID-19
During these extraordinary and unprecedented times, as we respond to this global pandemic it will be the nurses, midwives and carers which will be relied upon to care and treat COVID-19 patients. We call on the Federal Government to send clear and consistent messages to the community in order to contain the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ease growing anxiety, confusion and concern about this public health emergency.
Members are working day and night around Australia to care for the sick and vulnerable. We are relying on our government to provide sufficient and adequate amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect our heath care workers.
These are difficult and demanding times for so many, anxiety and confusion in the community is high, and ANMF members are on the frontline working around the clock caring and respond to the needs of the community. We encourage you to take care of yourselves, we stand with you and remind you to contact your individual Branch with any individual workplace concerns and for 24/7 national support service for nurses and midwives you can access confidential advice and referral at Nurse and Midwife support helpline.