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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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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.

Nurses feel compo pain - Penrith Star

NEPEAN HOSPITAL nurses are threatening to campaign against Penrith state MP Stuart Ayres over proposed changes to workers' compensation.