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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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Nursing goes beyond physical care - The West

Holly Darby knows the health profession goes well beyond physicality. The 24-year-old Silver Chain nurse encounters people with mental health issues on a daily basis.

Union reveals 'real' cuts to nurse jobs - Queensland Times

PATIENT safety in the region's hospitals has been called into question with unions claiming more than 92 full-time nurses and midwives had been cut under the previous government.

RNs in aged care: stakeholders make their case to inquiry - Australian Ageing Agenda

Registered nurses tell NSW inquiry they’re essential to quality aged care, while regional provider says mandating RNs 24/7 on site at all facilities would send them broke.

Union reveals 'real' cuts to nurse jobs - qt.com.au

PATIENT safety in the region's hospitals has been called into question with unions claiming more than 92 full-time nurses and midwives had been cut under the previous government.

Nurse ratios save lives - Sunshine Coast Daily

THE Queensland Nurses' Union (QNU) welcomes Premier Palaszczuk's commitment this week to legislate nurse to patient ratios from 1 July 2016.

Queensland budgets for continued roll-out of clinical systems - PulseIT

The Queensland government allocated $179 million to the continued statewide roll-out of clinical and administrative support systems in yesterday's state budget as part of the overall $14.2 billion health spend.

QNU welcomes commitment to nurse patient ratios - My Sunshine Coast

The Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) welcomes Premier Palaszczuk’s commitment this week to legislate nurse to patient ratios from 1 July 2016.

Queensland budget 2015: Thoughts from residents across the state - ABC News

Queensland's Labor Government handed down its first budget on Tuesday, with Treasurer Curtis Pitt's $49.9 billion budget focusing on jobs, health and education.

Historic Public Health Plan Announced for QLD - My Sunshine Coast

SICK and injured Queenslanders will be better protected under a historic nursing initiative announced today.

Qld health minister defends nursing plan - 7 News

Queensland's health minister is adamant a $212 million four-year plan to bolster the state's nursing workforce will improve patient care.