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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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Hospital boards to have full control to hire and fire under new laws - Courier Mail

LOCAL hospital boards will have the power to hire and fire their own chief executives under new laws to be introduced in State Parliament today.

Nurses play vital role at Bulahdelah - Myall Coast Nota

WITHOUT a visiting medical officer (VMO) at their hospital, the nurses at Bulahdelah have had to step up their role in order to keep the hospital in operation.

Nurses take the honours for International Nurses Day - Fairfield Advance

FAIRFIELD’S hard-working nurses made time in their busy week to celebrate International Nurses’ Day on Friday.

Lyell McEwin nurses with state awards - News Review Messenger

LEANNE Lambert and Nerida Farmer knew at an early age that they wanted to become nurses.

Nurses conference about to kick off - Northern Star

THE North Coast Nurse Practitioner Network together with the NSW Chapter of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is holding its Fourth Annual Conference at the Norm Jordan Pavilion at the Coffs Harbour Showground, Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour on May 17 and 18.

Cancer nurse coordinators for New Zealand - NCAH

New Zealand will receive 40 cancer nurse coordinators as part of the government’s plans to spend $101 million on improving frontline health services over the next four years.

Randwick hospitals honour their nurses - Southern Courier

BETTY Michie has delivered babies in the same labour ward for 41 years.

Plastic waste angers Mona Vale Hospital nurse - Manly Daily

A NURSE has spoken out against what she said was the needless waste of resources in serving patients at Mona Vale Hospital.

Community nurses to deliver virtual consults - Nursing Review

People living in their own homes will have daily virtual consultations with community nurses under a new trial. Darragh O Keeffe reports.

Health boss rejects criticism of country emergency departments - Perth Now

WA Health bosses have hit back at claims emergency departments in regional hospitals were an accident waiting to happen.