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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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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.

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.