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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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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.

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.