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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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Qld budget contains $212m for more nurses - 7 News

The Queensland Labor government's first budget on Tuesday will include more than $210 million to improve the state's nursing workforce, the premier says.

One nurse to every four patients will be required during the day under new laws - couriermail.com.au

THE Palaszczuk Government, in a bid to improve patient safety, is planning new laws that will prescribe the number of nurses required in Queensland hospitals.

Devoted nurse had a writer’s eye and an admirable nose for news - SMH

Susan Hudson, who trained first as a nurse and then as a journalist, managed at times to combine both professions during a long and varied career that included writing obituaries for The Age.

NSW inquiry launched into staffing in aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda

The adequacy of nursing staff levels in residential aged care facilities in NSW will be the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry, which will also consider the need for wider regulatory reform and minimum standards for personal carers.

Proposed State laws may affect registered nurses in aged care - ABC News

The role of registered nurses in aged care in New South Wales is being investigated through a new inquiry.

Primary health care nursing gets $6.4M boost - Hospital & Agedcare

The federal government will give $6.4 million to a nursing in primary health care program that aims to improve access to health care for rural and remote communities, older Australians and those with chronic disease.

Hospitals’ ice violence sees staff having to restrain patients in emergency departments and wards - news.com.au

A GROWING number of ice-affected patients has led to episodes of uncontrollable, unpredictable and violent behaviour in the state’s hospitals.

Family place medals and flowers on grave of heroine WWI nurse Alice Cashin - SMH

A little piece of World War I history has been discovered after The Sun-Herald last week told how a highly-decorated Sydney nurse was lying in an unmarked grave.

A pioneer of personalised care - Australian Ageing Agenda

The rapid pace of reform is the current challenge for the sector, says community care pioneer Sue Mann.

Nurse writes open letter to Tony Abbott - Women's Weekly

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