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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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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.

The British nurse who taught women the way of the stiff upper lip - The Conversation

In 1932, Madame Tussaud’s asked their younger visitors to choose from among the waxworks the individual they most wanted to be like when they grew up. The most popular answer was not the kind of figure you might expect.