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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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Granny Luba Relic hit nurse with stick: court - Manly Daily

A WARRIEWOOD grandmother who has been in court more than 100 times has been convicted of assaulting a nurse.

Doctor under fire for using iPhone as torch in miscarriage procedure - Good Gear Guide

A hospital has launched an urgent investigation after a patent claimed that a doctor used an iPhone as a torch during a procedure.

Residents and staff voice concerns over hospital changes - ABC News

Mullumbimby residents and health professionals have attended a meeting to voice concerns over plans to replace the hospital's emergency department overnight doctor with a new video system linking doctors at Tweed Hospital.

Bashed, broken and abandoned - Queensland Times

JUST 17 months ago this woman was a vibrant, healthy nurse looking to pursue further study and be busy in her spare time with her husband planning extensive renovations to their Sunshine Coast home.

Red undies exposed in Moruya! - Batemans Bay Pos

Bright red undies combined with a slogan “it’s time for some decent exposure” can carry a lot of meanings.

Patients warned over hospitals' peak period - Canberra Times

Canberra's hospital emergency departments are battling to cope with record numbers of patients seeking treatment and the situation will probably worsen as the traditional winter peak period approaches.

Remote Qld nurses demand support - ABC News

Remote nurses have called on Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg to address concerns about working on their own in isolated communities.

Coast nurses face axe despite poll pledge - Goldcoast

GOLD Coast Hospital services are going under the knife, with temporary nurse contracts being cut because of a lack of funds.

Nurse cuts revealed - The Mercury

ABOUT 250 Tasmanian nurses have lost their jobs through Budget cuts sweeping the Health Department since June.

Nurse numbers plummet - ABC News

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