"Empowering Patients - Advancing the Profession"
MUMN’s vision is to primarily safeguard the healthcare professionals at their workplace. Our vision is to always be loyal to our members and towards the professions. MUMN offers excellent service to its members and is effective in improving working conditions. We ensure that members will always be represented with integrity and the respect they deserve. MUMN operates in an open, democratic and respectful manner. We will always stand for the members' rights, well being and interests of workers in the workplace. MUMN promsies to continuously work to enhance the quality of working conditions. We will strive to work towards sustaining and promoting healthcare professionals' continuous professional development.
MUMN has a group committee in every healthcare entity in Malta and Gozo. These committees are the link between our members and the MUMN Council. The Group Committees hold monthly meetings where they gather work related issues that members are faced with at the workplace. Every Group Committee is made up of 5 activists - The Chairperson, Secretary and three members. Find out who is representing you at your workplace.
Celebrating International Nurses Day 2020 Press Release
“Hundreds of nurses from around the world have died because of contracting Covid -19 in the course of their duty. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) believes that the actual number of deaths among nurses may already be much higher than that current estimate.”
Marketing Campaign 2020
Are you interested in a Caring Profession? Are you looking for a Rewarding Career? Become a qualified nurse. Several Nursing Courses are being offered locally.
Choose Nursing - The Heartbeat of Healthcare
MP pays tribute to the Nursing Profession in the fight against COVID-19
Opposition MP Mario Galea paid tribute to two ITU nurses in full COVID-19 gear who recently featured in a photo published by the Times of Malta, which was subsequently chosen for a global campaign by the World Health Organisation.
“When you save a life you are called a hero but when you save a lot of lives you are a nurse,” Galea said in parliament during the adjournment speech on Monday.
"Maltese Nurses are Outstanding" - Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Chris Fearne
On the occasion of the International Day of Nurses, deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne said that the Maltese people were always aware that nurses carry out their duties not only competently, with great skills, dedication and professionalism, but also with love.
MUMN appeals to the Prime Minister NOT to consider any form of tourism this summer - Press Release
MUMN has been approached by its members due to their shock and anger on hearing on the media that Hon. Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli is even considering some form of tourism from the so-called 9 “safe” countries. This is purely a political measure from an economic perspective which can have huge repercussions on the lives of all those living on the Maltese islands.
Our administration committee
Florence Nightingale Benevolent Fund
Once you are an MUMN member you may choose to be part of the Florence Nightingale Benevolent Fund. This fund is set up to help healthcare professionals that are passing through a difficult time and need financial assistance.
MUMN Benefits for Members
When joining MUMN, our members will be able to enjoy several benefits that are exclusive to our members.
Our most recent directives
- MUMN has no agreement on the Facilitating Potential Covid-19 Client Form. Such form does not make sense since in SVP, there is a stringent nurse allocation system to every cohort of patients and so the nurses do not feel the need to fill any forms related on this issue. MUMN expects that a residence such as SVP should have a stringent nurse allocation system but to have a task orientation form is not acceptable for MUMN. MUMN would like to note that while there is a nurse allocation is in every hospital and residence, such form does not exist in any institution. In fact, MUMN accepted the concept that even breakfast will now change and will be according to the allocation system. Such concept was accepted on the basis that no reduction of staff takes place in any ward. Therefore, MUMN cannot accept nor understand the logistics point of view of such form. Also, such form bears no benefit from an infection control point of view. Therefore, MUMN is issuing a directive to ignore The Facilitating Potential Covid-19 Client Form with immediate effect. Paul Pace MUMN 31st March 2020
- Dear Colleague, We would like to inform you that in the present circumstances MUMN cannot in any way let its members be jeopardised in their line of duty including the nurses employed by Healthmark with regards to the coronavirus situation. With effect from Thursday 26th March 2020 from 7am onwards, the nurses are to follow these Directives: 1. Do not enter any household unless you are wearing a surgical mask when visiting a client who is not on quarantine. 2. Do not enter any household unless you are wearing a N95 mask when visiting a client who is on quarantine. Colin Galea General Secretary MUMN 24th March 2020
- MUMN is issuing a Directive to All the Nurses in Charge at SVP so not to write any list related to washings as requested by management. This list is very unprofessional and unethical. Nurses administer treatment and perform wound dressings at the same time that washings are done. Nurses also wash patients but need to prioritise in their duties according to the patient's interests and not what the supporting staff want. This Directive starts from today and will remain in force until we instruct otherwise. Colin Galea General Secretary MUMN 12th March 2020
- MUMN have made every effort to remove the liability of the Speech Language Liability Forms from all the Nursing Grades. The fact that such forms can lead to nurses being summoned to the Police station, interrogated and taken to court when nurses are not to blame, is unacceptable for MUMN. MUMN had requested that additional carers need to be placed on wards who should be managed not by the MNS/Charge Nurses/Nurses on the ward but by the SLPs Management so that all liability will not be on the nurses. While Steward Health was proactive to give full insurance cover to the nurses even for criminal charges and Steward Health Care even added carers on the wards in KGH. The Health Division (since such issue was being lead by the Health Division and not be the Elderly) found it convenient not to add additional carers (as to save money) and was comfortable to leave the liability on the nurses and not on the Speech Language Pathologists or on the department itself. Therefore, it is important to abide to MUMN directives just as KGH nurses had done on the same issue. The same directives are being issued as KGH. The directive is that from the 26th February 2020, nurses on wards in SVP and all Government homes are not to: 1. Not to Ambulate the patients. Nurses are not to participate in ambulation of patients. 2. All documentation being done during the day is to be stopped. The only documentation to be done is blood glucose charting, nursing report, treatment charting and intake and output charting ONLY. 3. Nurses are not to remove or check any food from patients and their wards. It is not in the job description of the nurse, nor the charge nurse to remove or search for food in the wards if patients are failing to comply to the SLPs forms. 4. The current directive to keep sending the SLPs Forms to the Office of the Perm. Sec is still in force. 5. Nurses are not to go to other wards to replace during break hours during the night. MUMN would be informing all nurses working in the Homes and SVP for any update. Important to comply to the directive since Nurses are not the dumping grounds of any other profession and should not be burdened with additional responsibilities. Paul Pace MUMN President 25th February
- MUMN has been trying to reason with pharmacy staff in order to provide the wards with two pink prescription booklets. However, all complaints seem to fall on deaf ears. It is unacceptable that valuable human resources have to be used just to bring the pink prescription booklet from the pharmacy because it is needed in the ward (especially during ward rounds) or because the booklet was exhausted and pharmacy staff failed to replace it. A second booklet would allow there to be some leeway in the way pharmacy items are ordered on a day to day basis. In view of this MUMN is issuing the following directive - unless wards are provided with two pink prescription booklets nurses are not to go out of their way to quickly procure a new one even if this means that the consultant/doctor does not have any means to prescribe medication. It is very unfortunate that MUMN has to resort to directives to solve issues which have a very simple solution. MUMN reserves the right to escalate these directives should this situation persist. Paul Pace MUMN 5th March 2020