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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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News items that concern or are of interest to Australian nurses.

New Health manager appointed - Parkes Champion Post

Liz Mitchell is looking forward to settling into her new role as Lachlan Health Service Manager.

Meet a champion living treasure - Hills News

"A CHAMPION of nurses' rights", "mentor", "role model" and "visionary".

Midwife Cath develops apps for new parents - NCAH

An innovative Melbourne midwife has developed three iPhone applications for new parents.

Pay dispute ends for Oceania nurses - NCAH

Around 1500 nurses and staff at New Zealand’s largest aged care provider have secured a 3.22 per cent pay rise, putting an end to their long-running pay dispute.

The billion dollar bungle - 612 ABC

The Queensland Health payroll debacle could now end up costing tax payers $1.25billion.  Steve Austin spoke to the Secretary of the Queensland Nurses Union, Beth Mohle and Julie Bignall, the Assistant Secretary of the Together Union. [audio]

10,000 NSW public servants face axe: reports - ABC News

New South Wales Treasurer Mike Baird is refusing to confirm reports that he will cut 10,000 public service jobs and increase speeding fines in Tuesday's budget.

Nepean Hospital nurses strike next week - Penrith Star

NEPEAN HOSPITAL nurses will stop work over proposed changes to workers compensation next Wednesday.

Patient moved despite concerns - Morning Bulletin

THE shortage of beds at the Rockhampton Hospital is an "ongoing battle", director of surgery Doctor Neil Scholes told the Rockhampton Court yesterday.

Nurse to sue Queensland Health - 7News

The nurse who blew the whistle on jailed… [video]

Payroll solution will take years - 7News

The State Government will consider an option to decentralise the payroll within Queensland Health.