Nursing & Midwifery Workforce Unit

The Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Unit (NMWU) is responsible for:

  • oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of Western Health’s Nursing & Midwifery Workforce Plan
  • coordinating the replacement of nursing and midwifery vacancies across Western Health
  • the centralised recruitment processes for nursing and midwifery positions across Western Health
  • oversight of the credentialing of nurses and midwives at Western Health
  • management of Western Health’s Pool and Bank.

The main objectives of the NMWU are to:

  • ensure that Western Health’s nursing and midwifery workforce is strategically placed to to be able to provide Best Care to our community now and into the future
  • operate within a service excellence environment through positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • ensure effective management of staff employed on the Nurse Pool and Nurse Bank
  • assist in recruitment into permanent and short term nursing vacancies within Western Health

Our Location:

1st Floor, Williamstown Hospital

Hours of Operation

7 days per week, including Public Holidays, 0600-2100 hrs.

Contact Information

Phone: 03 8345 6637 (NMWU Allocations Team) or 8345 4364  (NMWU Admin Team)


Fax: 03 9393 0142

Outside of our operational hours, please contact the Hospital Coordinator at the relevant hospital.