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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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Why force us to travel? - Cowra Guardian

Helen Bryant has only recently finished treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma but she felt compelled to tell her story to support the local Cancer Action Group’s push for a second nurse in Cowra Hospital’s Oncology unit.

Need to ‘grow our own’ - Yass Tribune

The solution to finding a doctor that is happy living in Yass while working full time at the hospital isn’t an easy one.

Women on Wednesdays - Michelle Foullis - 891 ABC Adelaide

Michelle Foullis was born and bred in Orroroo in the upper north of the state. [audio]

Spurred on by award - Rangers Trader

TWO Angliss Hospital staff members have been recognised for inspiring positive changes at the Upper Ferntree Gully facility.

Scoresby: Nurse jobs in limbo - Knox Weekly

A NOT-for-profit health organisation in Scoresby says its mental health nurses and patients have been offered a lifeline - just two weeks before the service is forced to close.

Hospital at double capacity - Adelaide Now

EMERGENCY department doctors at Lyell McEwin hospital are struggling to cope with up to 80 patients at a time - almost double its capacity of 41.

Honoured for a career in health - The Express

ANN Kelly's journey from a student nurse in the 1970s to Canterbury Hospital general manager has taken some odd turns, including a stint at refugee camps in South-East Asia.

Nurse praises careers expo - Daily Mercury

WHAT do you want to be when you leave school?

Nursing pilot a winner - Stawell Times

STAWELL - Stawell Regional Health has pioneered a career development program with Western Health in Melbourne.

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.