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Nurses say elderly at risk in aged care homes, with NSW worst in country for staff shortage complaints 05-08-2015

NSW has been accused of leading the country in quality and compliance problems in nursing homes. Nearly 100 NSW nursing homes have failed to meet accreditation standards that protect vulnerable residents' health and safety over the past three years, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.

Inquiry to investigate how aged care residents will fare without registered nurses on duty 24/7 05-08-2015

An inquiry will examine how New South Wales' most vulnerable aged care residents will fare in a future without registered nurses on duty at all times.

SA nurses fear penalty rates proposal 04-08-2015

South Australia's nurses' union is worried the Productivity Commission proposal to reduce Sunday penalty rates could affect personal care workers.

Tasmanian Government warned to hire more doctors, nurses or risk patient safety 22-07-2015

The Tasmanian Government is being warned to hire more doctors and nurses, or risk public safety.

Australia’s health bodies unite to protest “appalling gag” on doctors, nurses working in detention centres 20-07-2015

Australia’s peak health professional bodies have voiced collective concern about the “appalling secrecy provisions” in the Australian Border Force Act 2015 which threaten jail for up to two years for health and medical professionals who disclose information about the conditions in immigration Detention Centres.

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Nurses say elderly at risk in aged care homes, with NSW worst in country for staff shortage complaints - SMH

NSW has been accused of leading the country in quality and compliance problems in nursing homes. Nearly 100 NSW nursing homes have failed to meet accreditation standards that protect vulnerable residents' health and safety over the past three years, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.

Inquiry to investigate how aged care residents will fare without registered nurses on duty 24/7 - ABC News

An inquiry will examine how New South Wales' most vulnerable aged care residents will fare in a future without registered nurses on duty at all times.

SA nurses fear penalty rates proposal - Nine News

South Australia's nurses' union is worried the Productivity Commission proposal to reduce Sunday penalty rates could affect personal care workers.

Tasmanian Government warned to hire more doctors, nurses or risk patient safety - ABC News

The Tasmanian Government is being warned to hire more doctors and nurses, or risk public safety.

Australia’s health bodies unite to protest “appalling gag” on doctors, nurses working in detention centres - Croakey

Australia’s peak health professional bodies have voiced collective concern about the “appalling secrecy provisions” in the Australian Border Force Act 2015 which threaten jail for up to two years for health and medical professionals who disclose information about the conditions in immigration Detention Centres.

NSW Upper House to investigate role of registered nurses in nursing homes - ABC News

A Legislative Council inquiry in New South Wales Parliament is set to investigate the role of registered nurses in the state's nursing homes.

Nursing goes beyond physical care - The West

Holly Darby knows the health profession goes well beyond physicality. The 24-year-old Silver Chain nurse encounters people with mental health issues on a daily basis.

Union reveals 'real' cuts to nurse jobs - Queensland Times

PATIENT safety in the region's hospitals has been called into question with unions claiming more than 92 full-time nurses and midwives had been cut under the previous government.

RNs in aged care: stakeholders make their case to inquiry - Australian Ageing Agenda

Registered nurses tell NSW inquiry they’re essential to quality aged care, while regional provider says mandating RNs 24/7 on site at all facilities would send them broke.

Union reveals 'real' cuts to nurse jobs - qt.com.au

PATIENT safety in the region's hospitals has been called into question with unions claiming more than 92 full-time nurses and midwives had been cut under the previous government.