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Plenty of care in the air 13-05-2018

With about 350,000 registered nurses in Australia, it’s no surprise to find them in our hospitals, community health centres and aged care facilities. But there are some environments where seeing a nurse makes most of us do a double take.

Nurses and midwives look at Ratios and 'excellence in care' 11-05-2018

International Midwives Day was celebrated globally on May 5, while International Nurses Day will be recognised tomorrow, Saturday May 12. These days are an occasion to celebrate, commemorate and increase awareness of the contribution of midwives and nurses towards patients all over the world.

Babies 'don't count' when calculating nurse-to-patient ratios 26-04-2018

Our ageing and growing population has not been matched by hospital staffing levels, creating compound problems on wards, nurses say. And babies need to be counted when nurse-to-patient ratios are calculated, for the sake of hospital patients as well as staff.

Nurses demand new legislation around aged-care staff ratio 12-05-2018

AROUND two hundred nurses, aged care workers and the community have taken part in a rally to call on the Federal Government to legislate for improved staffing ratios in residential aged care.

NSW teachers, nurses, face housing despair 05-02-2018

Skyrocketing housing prices have pushed teachers and nurses out of Sydney prompting fears of worker shortages in critical areas.

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Nurses and security guard injured in brawl at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital - ABC News

At least four nurses and one security guard have been allegedly assaulted by a patient and his family members during a brawl at Queensland's largest public hospital.

Thank you to unsung heroes - QT

INTERNATIONAL Nurses Day provides a rare opportunity to thank those who tirelessly serve us when we are at our weakest.

LETTER: Govt does well to care for nurses - QT

THE Queensland Government should be congratulated for addressing the workload of nurses and midwives in public health facilities. For the first time, Queensland will have mandated nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios.

Vic nurses finally get pay rise to level NSW counterparts - Ten News

It’s been a historic 24-hours for Victorian nurses who were finally awarded a pay rise of up to 20 percent under an unprecedented eight-year deal.

Celebrating nurses, the 'heartbeat' of aged care - DPS News

Today is a great opportunity for us all to reflect on the amazing work nurses do each and every day and to congratulate them on the care they provide people right across the community, from early childhood, to the elderly and vulnerable living in nursing homes.

On International Nurses Day an Australian nurse writes about the weirdest parts of her job - news.com.au

NURSING as a profession can be funny, amazing, awe inspiring and rewarding, but it can also be dirty, tragic and exhausting.

Minister calls meeting over nurse safety - skynews.com.au

The federal government will bring key groups together to improve the safety of remote health workers after the death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford.

Gayle Woodford: WA nurse resigns after fearing for her safety at remote Aboriginal community - ABC News

A West Australian nurse working in a remote area has resigned from her position after becoming increasingly concerned for her personal safety following the killing of SA nurse Gayle Woodford.

Gayle Woodford's death prompts calls for greater safety practices for remote nurses - ABC 7.30

The death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford has sent shockwaves across the country. It has also prompted a review of safety measures for all staff working remotely. [+audio]

Groups to meet over nurse safety - 9 News

The federal government will bring key groups together to improve the safety of remote health workers after the death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford.