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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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Bid to cut nurses' overtime not addressing root cause, union says - ABC News

The Tasmanian Government's decision to cut nurses' overtime has been met with a lukewarm response from the union and Opposition. From January, nurses will not be able to work for more than 12 hours straight, unless it is under exceptional circumstances.

Northern NSW nurses upset over job losses before Christmas - Daily Examiner

STRESSED, upset and anxious about their future, Northern Rivers nursing and midwifery staff have called on Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) management to urgently overhaul a workforce plan proposed for the new Byron Central Hospital.

The Hope for the Bullied in the Nursing Workplace - Health Professional Radio

Claudia Sanborn, RN, author of the book, THE YELLOW SICK ROAD, talks about how her nursing community is reacting to her book.[+audio]

Sydney nurse who took explicit photo of patient under anaesthetic still practising in NSW - ABC News

Sydney school teacher Breanna (not her real name) checked into a private hospital for routine gynaecological surgery late last year and a few days later, the surgeon rang with the good news that she did not have cancer.

Registered nurses are crucial in aged care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week - SMH

Removing the legal requirement that a registered nurse must be on duty 24/7 in NSW nursing homes would threaten the safety of the loved ones in our care.

Parliamentary inquiry says nurses should be mandatory in nursing homes - SMH

NSW nursing homes should be forced to have registered nurses on duty to care for patients, a NSW parliamentary inquiry has found.

Nurse union 'spotted Djerriwarrh baby risk' - Sky News

The nurses' union says it warned Victoria's Department of Health almost two years ago about problems in neonatal care at a Melbourne hospital as more parents come forward questioning why their babies died.

Nurse convicted of child porn crimes free to work in healthcare again - The Age

An intensive care nurse convicted of serious child pornography offences involving images of abuse, sadism and bestiality accessed over four years has been allowed to care for patients again.

The breast nurse kept a diary and I looked forward to her calls, I trusted her - AFR

Rod Ritchie was only 10 when he glimpsed his mother emerging from the shower. One of her breasts was missing and in its place was raw, burnt skin and the slash of a livid scar.

Ipswich Hospital graduate leads way in patient care - Queensland Times

IPSWICH Hospital graduate nurse Sandra Ingram has been named as the only Queensland finalist in the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards.