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Ipswich nurse's tale of the high seas 03-08-2018

AN IPSWICH nurse navigator has returned from a global aid mission around the world. West Moreton Health Nurse Navigator Gail Rogers took the transition in her stride when she swapped the familiar wards of Ipswich Hospital for a 1000-bed hospital on the high seas during a recent seven-week deployment with the Navy.

Nurse allegedly assaulted at Canberra's Dhulwa Mental Health Unit 01-08-2018

Nurses have been punched in the face and kicked in the head during multiple assaults by a patient at Canberra's secure mental health unit, the ACT nursing union has alleged.

Nurses deliver first book of its kind in Australia and New Zealand 18-08-2018

FIVE Townsville clinicians have literally helped write a book on neonatal care, the first to be written in Australian and New Zealand.

Premier announces boost to Vic nurse numbers 21-08-2018

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaking to media outside state parliament in Melbourne about legislation to ensure increased patient to nurse ratios in the state. Andrews says he is confident the legislation will pass through parliament even with a tight deadline. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victorian Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick says in reality the boost will mean nurses can do their job properly rather than be constantly under pressure.

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.

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Union calls for more mental health beds at Lyell McEwin - News Review Messenger

MENTAL health patients are spending up to five days in the Lyell McEwin Hospital’s emergency department, prompting calls for more acute-care beds.

Unions worried over Flinders bed closure plan - ABC News

A row about overcrowding at Flinders Medical Centre's emergency department in Adelaide has widened to include ongoing concern over planned bed closures.

Curtains for nurses-only clinic due to financial problems - The Australian

THE owners of the nation's first stand-alone nurse-led clinic have abandoned the idea as a failure and turned the centre into a GP surgery, blaming inadequate Medicare rebates.

Matron helped modernise nursing fraternity - Sydney Morning Herald

To hundreds of nurses, Margaret Ritch was better known as ''Miss Nelson'', director of nursing at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, a position she held for 18 years.

Mid north coast nurse 'struck-off' over child porn - ABC

The NSW Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal has de-registered a Port Macquarie nurse, found with child pornography.

Nurses services to sick honoured - Warren Advocate

Local nurses celebrated International Nurses’ Day last week, with Saturday the official day marking the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s May 12 birthday.

International Nurses Day in Campbelltown - Advertiser

A NURSE'S work can sometimes go unpraised, but there would be painful reminders for Campbelltown Hospital patients if Marta Bernardel wasn't there.

EvergreenHealth Celebrates Nursing Team during National Nurses Week - WDM Group PR Network

EvergreenHealth recently recognized the exceptional care its nursing teams across the organization provide to enrich the health and well-being of each life they touch with the organization's annual Nursing Excellence awards.

Health in the third dimension - Sydney Morning Herald

3D technology has stepped out of the cinema screen and on to the practical world of healthcare.

Partnership reaching out to Indigenous mothers and children - ABC Western Plains

To give a child the best chance in life, it's important to start early. For Indigenous mothers and children in the Dubbo and Wellington area, that's where the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership comes in.