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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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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.

Career in health now an option - Coffs Coast Advocate

STUDENTS thinking of a career as a health professional had the perfect opportunity to garner some information today.