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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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Queensland nurses to fight interim audit report - Courier Mail

A MAJOR audit into the state's finances has unfairly attacked hard-fought wage and staffing improvements for nurses and midwifes, the Queensland Nurses Union says.

RDNS nurses take action - NCAH

Nurses at Australia’s iconic Royal District Nursing Service are taking protected industrial action in a push for better pay and entitlements.

Graduate nurses gaining experience - Ararat Advertiser

ARARAT - East Grampians Health Service is providing a twelve month Graduate Nurse Program for four Registered Nurses who have graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing degree, providing them with the support and experience required to pursue an exciting and fulfilling career in nursing.

Compo changes fight - The Express

UNIONS NSW claims a protest outside Parliament House on Wednesday sent an emphatic message to the state government to reconsider legislation that would cut compensation payments to injured workers.

Nurses welcome federal lifeline for TAS health - Nursing Review

The ANF Tasmanian branch has applauded the federal government’s $325 million injection into the state’s ailing health system.

Tasmanian nurses fly interstate for work - NCAH

Tasmanian nurses with families are flying interstate for shift work as the state’s health woes continue to bite.

Nurses offering in-home care take action - 7 News

More than 800 Victorian nurses who provide in-home care to patients will begin industrial action across Victoria on Monday in a bid for better pay and conditions.

Cold cuts off Royal Perth Hospital menu - Perth Now

HEALTH Minister Kim Hames has forbidden hospitals from scrapping hot lunches for patients, despite the plan being considered as part of healthcare cost cutting.

AMA rejects low-pay claim by clinic nurses - The Australian

THE Australian Medical Association is seeking to strike out a union bid to use the low-paid provisions of the Fair Work Act to increase the wages of more than 1000 nurses in medical centres and clinics.

Nurses take action in pay dispute - ABC News

Victoria's Royal District Nurses are introducing work bans today as part of a protracted industrial dispute with their employer.