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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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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.

$1bn extra, but doctors call for more funding - The Australian

NSW will pour an extra $1 billion into hospitals, nurses and medical procedures, taking its health budget to a record $18.3bn -- but the opposition and doctors say the funding will not keep pace with population growth.

Largs Bay woman takes top honour - Portside Messenger

ELIZABETH English is proud and passionate about her work - even if it is “not dinner party conversation”.

Doctors write to minister on mental health needs - ABC News

Senior doctors and psychiatrists have written to the South Australian Health Minister to oppose a planned closure of mental health beds.

Cashed-up hospitals still ailing - Daily Telegraph

"CHRONIC under-funding" of the state's health system will continue, with yesterday's slight increase in budget not enough to keep up with growing population demands, the Australian Medical Association said.

Unions to rally over NSW WorkCover shake-up - ABC News

Trade unions are predicting thousands of their members will march on the New South Wales Parliament today over planned changes to the state's workers compensation system.

Newcastle rallies over WorkCover changes - ABC Newcastle

A Newcastle nurse says the State Government's proposed changes to WorkCover could see sick or injured workers return to work prematurely.