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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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Heroic pilot Andrew Wilson saved hundreds of lives - Daily Telegraph

IT'S a day Nhan Tran and his schoolmates will never forget. The 11-year-old was walking to Canley Vale Public School when he saw a light plane come in low and miss the school by metres before exploding in flames at the entrance of the driveway.

Box of tricks gives comfort to sick kids - ABC Wide Bay

For a child who is admitted to hospital, the prospect can be terrifying. One organisation is trying to draw some attention away from surgical procedures with a box full of distractions.

Hundreds dying in hospitals from hunger and thirst - Herald Sun

HUNGER and thirst have been wholly or partly to blame for more than three deaths a week in Victorian hospitals.

Thousands rally over NSW WorkCover shake-up - ABC News

About 5,000 New South Wales public sector workers have defied pouring rain to hold a fiery rally in Sydney against proposed changes to the state's workers compensation system.

Nurses protest cut to compensation - Gold Coast

MEDICAL staff rallied outside the Tweed Hospital in Tweed Heads yesterday as part of a statewide protest against the O'Farrell Government's plan to reduce workers compensation.

Special moments for flight nurse - The West

The interest in nursing came along at a time in my life when I was looking for something more than the Monday-to-Friday routine of life. It was an opportunity that presented itself and I'm always one for taking opportunities as they appear.

Compo change angers nurses - Northern Star

KYOGLE nurses joined colleagues across the state yesterday to protest State Government plans to overhaul the public service workers compensation scheme.

Nurses take to the streets - Maitland Mercury

More than 30 Maitland nurses and midwives stopped work for an hour yesterday in protest against proposed changes to the state’s workers compensation laws.

Nurses to stop work at Blacktown Hospital today - Blacktown Sun

NSW Nurses Association members will take industrial action at Westmead and Blacktown Hospital to protest against the state government’s proposal to reduce payments to injured workers.

Workers march on Parliament in compo protest - Katherine Times

Thousands of workers are rallying outside NSW Parliament today to protest against expected cuts to the state's WorkCover scheme.