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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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Concern over mental health funding freeze - Nursing Review

Mental health nurses say patients with severe and complex mental illness will miss out due to the capping of a popular mental health program. Linda Belardi reports.

Hospital tweets brain surgery to 14,000 followers - NCAH

A hospital in the United States has tweeted live from the operating theatre as a neurosurgeon removed a brain tumour from a 21-year-old woman.

Giving back: Tide turning for regional nursing - ABC

As regional towns and hospitals struggle to attract enough doctors, the numbers of nursing staff are improving.

Solutions to nursing crisis a secret

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.

Brenden named Nurse of the Year - Western Advocate

A BATHURST nurse whose leadership and enthusiasm has enriched the lives of patients and staff has won Graduate Nurse of the Year in the 2012 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards.

RDNS launches virtual consults - Aged Care insite

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

Walking the wards an aid to education - Brimbank Weekly

STUDENTS at Keilor Downs College are giving up their spare time to make people's stay in hospital a little less onerous, perhaps even enjoyable.

Inquest told David Lee died after being sedated - ABC

The Coroner has been asked to consider whether more mental health services are needed in regional WA after the death of a man in the North West.

Take time to thank a nurse - Daily Advertiser

IF YOU know a nurse, today is the perfect day to say thank you.

More Parkinson’s nurses needed - NCAH

Alexa Jefferson clocks up the kilometres in her role as just one of 33 Parkinson’s nurse specialists in Australia.