Health workers on the New South Wales north coast are being told they cannot call colleagues or patients "mate".
A memo was sent out by the Northern NSW Local Health District last week, reminding community and allied health workers in the region about the need for professional language within the workplace at all times.
It specifically referred to terms that could be seen as affectionate or endearing such as "mate", "darling", "sweetheart" and "honey".
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