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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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Pride of Australia: Care first for Daw Park nurse - Eastern Courier

SARA Fleming is determined to make a difference in the lives of terminally ill children.

Mental health funding freeze - Northern Argus

Mental health patients in the Mid North and Clare Valley may suffer from a Federal Government decision to freeze funding on its Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program.

Patel whistleblower backs survey - Queensland Times

THE NURSE who exposed disgraced Bundaberg doctor Jayant Patel has thrown her support behind a worldwide whistleblowing survey.

Hospital employees must pay for parking - Adelaide Now

PUBLIC Service Association members will pay to park at the state's hospitals and foot the bill for an unsuccessful Supreme Court challenge.

Doctors fight mental health beds closure - ABC News

Salaried doctors say they will not give up a fight against a closure of 10 mental health beds at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide.

ACT boosts hospital funding in budget - Business Spectator

Treasurer Andrew Barr has given the ACT's hospital system a massive $109.5 million boost despite strained finances.

Vulnerable pay the price for a budget surplus - ABC News

"I want to make it clear that mental health will be a second-term priority for the Government... A first-class health system means dignity and it means peace of mind.  Mental illness is a place where quality services can make a real difference to people's lives, indeed it can save lives.''

Scholarship offer to boost nurse education at Neringah - Hornsby Advocate

NURSES at Neringah Hospital can now apply for a scholarship to further their education. The new Sheila Mason Nursing Education Scholarship was launched last Wednesday during a special event to mark Palliative Care Week.

Budget to boost doctors, cut wait times - ABC News

Health will be a big winner in Tuesday's ACT budget, with hundreds of millions of dollars to be spent on medical services and capital works.

Take action for wards - Northern Star

ABOUT 100 people worried about the future of local hospitals at Bonalbo, Coraki and Mullumbimby gathered beneath their placards and grey skies for a protest outside Lismore Base Hospital on Saturday morning.