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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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Awards recognise Australia’s exceptional nurses - NCAH

A Noosa nursing lecturer, a Rockhampton renal nurse and a young Bathurst nurse have been named Australia’s top nurses in the 2012 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards.

Mother's plea for no repeat of hospital tragedy - ABC

The mother of a 16-year-old boy who died after being sent home from a West Australian hospital in 2010 says she hopes no-one has to endure what her family has been through.

Nurse breaks down during Allan inquest - Sydney Morning Herald

The nurse who sent gravely ill teen Andrew Allan home from hospital with a Panadol will has broken down during a coronial inquest into the teen's death.

Northcote nurse in line for top award - Preston Leader

MIDWIFERY is a labour of love for a Northcote nurse nominated for a national award for her push to give women more say in the birthing process.

Nurse Sebastian Swoboda at loss to explain fatal mistakes - Perth Now

THE nurse at the centre of an inquest into the death of teenager Andrew Allan can not explain why he failed to take notes or seek help from more experienced staff.

Nurse Gay Martin notches up 37 years of care for renal patient - Adelaide Now

FRESH out of school, Gay Martin embarked in her life's work as a nurse. More than 40 years later, she is still doing the job she loves.

Honouring the work of nurses - Whitehorse Lleader

TODAY marks the 192nd anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

From hairdresser to nurse - Northern Star

BALLINA resident Emma Hommen celebrated her first International Nurses Day yesterday as a recently graduated enrolled nurse.

Nurse thought teen would be 'fine' - The West

Update, 6pm: The nurse who sent teenager Andrew Allan home from Northam Hospital with childrens panadol and two hydrolyte sticks when he was only hours from death has given an emotional testimony to Northam Coroner's Court.

Nurse of year dedicated to his patients - Central Western Daily

HE is still relatively new to his role in mental health but Bloomfield Hospital’s Matthew Rowe was yesterday awarded nurse of the year for the Western NSW Local Health District (LHD).