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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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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.

Health professional masters complex, crucial knowledge - Penrith Star

MAY is the month we recognise hard-working staff such as Linda Hasler for International Nurses Day. Ms Hasler has been a nurse at Nepean Hospital for 18 of her 20 years in the profession and loves it.

Heidelberg film guide for dementia - Heidelberg Leader

A HEIDELBERG Repatriation Hospital doctor is a new face and a reassuring voice for the patients and families of people recently diagnosed with dementia.

Ambulance of the air - Ridge News

Lightning Ridge was introduced to the NSW Air Ambulance Plane which landed at the Ridge Airport last Wednesday.

Health hotline a success - ABC News

A healthcare telephone hotline is helping to ensure the Hunter's emergency departments are not clogged with people with non-acute illnesses.