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Security in question as five nurses assaulted at John Hunter Hospital 06-07-2014

Police are investigating after a patient assaulted eight people, including five nurses, before having to be sedated in the emergency department of John Hunter Hospital.

Doctors win on bulk billing by GP nurses 03-07-2014

Doctors are celebrating a ‘win’ following clarification from the federal Department of Health that it will not make changes affecting their capacity to bulk bill patients assessed by general practice nurses.

THEATRE: Trench angels saluted 09-07-2014

WHEN writer and producer Cheryl Ward toured NSW last year looking for venues to stage her World War I play Through These Lines, her immediate Newcastle choice was Fort Scratchley.

Nurse Megan Haines allegedly killed patients after complaints against her 08-07-2014

Police investigating the suspicious deaths of two women at a nursing home in Ballina have charged a 46-year-old woman with two counts of murder and one of assault. [+video]

Nurses fatigued as Cairns Hospital reaches 'code black' 08-07-2014

Nurses are working ongoing double shifts to cope with increased demand and nursing shortages at Cairns Hospital, according to the Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU).

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Security in question as five nurses assaulted at John Hunter Hospital - The Herald

Police are investigating after a patient assaulted eight people, including five nurses, before having to be sedated in the emergency department of John Hunter Hospital.

Doctors win on bulk billing by GP nurses - The Herald

Doctors are celebrating a ‘win’ following clarification from the federal Department of Health that it will not make changes affecting their capacity to bulk bill patients assessed by general practice nurses.

THEATRE: Trench angels saluted - The Herald

WHEN writer and producer Cheryl Ward toured NSW last year looking for venues to stage her World War I play Through These Lines, her immediate Newcastle choice was Fort Scratchley.

Nurse Megan Haines allegedly killed patients after complaints against her - Sydney Morning Herald

Police investigating the suspicious deaths of two women at a nursing home in Ballina have charged a 46-year-old woman with two counts of murder and one of assault. [+video]

Nurses fatigued as Cairns Hospital reaches 'code black' - NCAH

Nurses are working ongoing double shifts to cope with increased demand and nursing shortages at Cairns Hospital, according to the Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU).

Fears for patient safety over nursing controversy - The Age

Anaesthetists and trainee registrars at Canberra Hospital fear patient safety is being compromised because senior experienced nurses can no longer assist anaesthetists due to a change to their scope of practice.

Nurse endoscopists for Queensland - NCAH

A number of Queensland hospitals will soon be home to nurse endoscopists as part of a long-term plan to reduce public waiting lists for endoscopy services.

Providers push to review RN staffing requirement - Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged care providers and nursing unions in NSW are set to clash over whether to keep state legislation requiring aged care facilities to employ registered nurses at all times to oversee high care residents.

Former nurse fights to decriminalise medical cannabis - NCAH

Throughout her 20-plus year nursing career, Lucy Haslam was familiar with issues around pain management and cancer treatment.

Quarter of nurses take home $100,000 after pay increases - Mysunshinecoast

More than a quarter of all Queensland Health nurses now take home a pay-packet of more than $100,000 a year and “they’re worth every last penny of it”, Health minister Lawrence Springborg says.