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New SA Health Minister Peter Malinauskas tours Royal Adelaide Hospital 19-09-2017

New South Australian Health Minister Peter Malinauskas took an impromptu tour of the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital last night, hours after being sworn in, to be confronted by “alarming” concerns from nurses about serious safety problems threatening patient care.

Queensland nursing exchange program: City nurses swap scrubs for adventure in the bush 19-09-2017

In the first exchange of its type in Queensland, four nurses have swapped jobs for three months.

Aged care shifts with one registered nurse 18-09-2017

The limited number of registered nurses rostered on to cover shifts at aged care homes at certain times has come under question. The issue was highlighted after influenza swept through several aged care homes in Tasmania and caused deaths.

Rural South Australian nurses are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals 15-09-2017

NURSES are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals, which could prevent patients from being admitted, amid claims staff shortages are compromising patient care.

Nurse walk-in centre planned for Gungahlin in ACT budget 31-05-2017

Gungahlin will receive a multi-million dollar healthcare boost when the ACT government reveals its annual budget early next week.

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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.

Nurses to refuse dangerous, drunk and high patients in attempt to stop violence against hospital emergency workers - 9 News

South Australian nurses will reportedly enact a zero-tolerance policy for violent, drunk or drug affected patients in an attempt to reduce violence against hospital emergency workers.

Queensland's Griffith, UQ, QUT universities make global nursing top 50 - BT

Griffith University has Queensland's highest-ranked university nursing program in a global list, with the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology also making the QS World University top 50.

Health authority urged to rethink after-hours nurse service cuts for south-west palliative patients - ABC News

Cuts to an after-hours nurse service, for people in Western Australia's south-west living with life-threatening illnesses, have come under fire.

Employment: Private health nurses and midwives lead jobs charge - AFR

Fiona Corbet, a postgraduate-trained emergency nurse, had barely pressed "send" on her job application to Melbourne's Epworth Hospital in December when she received a positive reply.

Rural doctors call for more generalist nurses and allied health professionals in the bush - ABC News

Rural doctors are calling for nurses and allied health professionals to be trained as generalists to tackle the inequality in health outcomes for rural and remote people.

Tresillian nurse reflects on time with historic service nearly 50 years after Greycliffe House closure - Daily Telegraph

IT HAS been almost 50 years since Evangelyn Carr worked as a mothercare nurse at Greycliffe House. Now retired, the Elizabeth Bay local has many memories of the Tresillian organisation in Vaucluse where she started her long nursing career.

ANMF launches powerful new advertising campaign targeting protection of penalty rates - Adelaide Now

NURSES have launched a powerful new advertising campaign targeting the protection of penalty rates for staff, following fears they could be cut in the future. [+video]

Cancer Council Victoria's Support Services and Clinical Network - HPR

Interview with Katherine Lane, a qualified oncology nurse who has worked across various hospitals and cancer settings over the past 9 years, including acute inpatient oncology and palliative care, out-patient chemotherapy and apheresis. [+audio]

Our nursing 'angels' deserve better - SMH

 As a child, I was fascinated by hospitals. It started when my grandmother fell ill, and we began a protracted round of visits.