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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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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.

My pride, my angel - The Mercury

SPECIALIST Royal Hobart Hospital nurse Helen Starosta is a shining light for young Tasmanians with cancer.

Night-shift nurse wins $20,700 payout after tribunal finds Queensland Health discriminated against her - Courier Mail

THE State Government has been ordered to pay $20,700 to a nurse for requiring her to work night shifts.

Nurse numbers plummet - ABC News

The number of nurses working in Tasmania's public health system has fallen dramatically over the past year.

Solutions to nursing crisis a secret - Adelaide Now

THOUSANDS of SA nurses are set to retire over the next 10 years, but SA Health has refused to release a report addressing the shortage, the nursing union says.

Nurse Naughton’s font found in Canberra alley - Goulburn Post

A MYSTERIOUS discovery in a quiet Canberra alleyway this week led police on an investigation through the region’s dark past, unravelling a tragic story of war, insane asylums, a haunted orphanage, innocence and, ultimately, murder.

When doctors become addicts - The Age

It was a ruse that had been used by anaesthetists before him to get their hands on restricted drugs. Nurses at the Croydon abortion clinic at which James Latham Peters allegedly infected 56 women with hepatitis C between 2008 and 2009 suspected he was drawing up saline into syringes.

Who’ll care for us in old age? It’s time to get the nursing workforce into shape - Transforming The Nation

Life expectancy in Australia is at an all-time high: pre-school-aged girls can expect to live to 84 years, around five years longer than their healthy brothers. By 2041, the 65-plus age group is expected to make up more than one fifth of the population, posing a number of inter-generational planning challenges.

Qld Health overpayment claw-back begins - $91m overpaid to 62,000 staff - Courier Mail

MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars doled out in wage overpayments by Queensland's disastrous Health payroll system may never be recovered, despite the Newman Government launching a gradual claw-back.

GWAHS under fire on staffing issues - Cobar Age

Greater Western Area Health Service (GWAHS) has refused to comment about the bungled staffing review that has cost Cobar Health Service $850,000.