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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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Cap will restrict growth: ACMHN - Ballina Shre Advocate

PEOPLE with severe mental disorders will be victims of a government cap on capacity to employ mental health nurses in primary health care, says the chief executive of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.

Cheers to our ward heroes - The Mercury

NURSING has changed a lot over the years but it is still the little things that keep nurses loving their jobs.

Nurses step back in time - Sunshine Coast Daily

THE male patients at Claremont Private Residential Care were in for a treat yesterday as staff donned nurses uniforms from eras gone by.

Kids have crack at hospital career - Queensland Times

HIGH school students eager to land careers in the health industry were treated to a sneak peek at what their dream jobs would involve at the Ipswich Hospital's career days last week.

Early blitz vital in battle of the bulge - The Australian

IT was originally a career in HIV research that awaited Anna Peeters. But a desire to work more closely with people and policy led to her confronting another epidemic: obesity.

Qld Health ordered to pay nurse $20k compensation - ABC

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has ruled against the state's health department, awarding a nurse more than $20,000 in compensation for discrimination.

Treating nurse to face Andrew Allan death inquest - Sydney Morning Herald

The nurse who sent gravely ill teen Andrew Allan home from hospital with a Panadol will today appear at the coronial inquest into boy's death.

Video to link emergency wards - ABC

Doctors at Tweed Heads may soon be assessing Mullumbimby-based patients via video link

Nurse who saw teen a 'poor communicator' - The West Australian

The nurse who gave severely ill teenager Andrew Allan children’s panadol and hydrolyte sticks before sending him home had a tendency to take ownership of patients and was reluctant to ask for help, Northam Coroners Court has been told.

Giving health a tech checkup - Business Spectator

Lurking behind every Federal and State budget for the last decade has been the apparently unsolvable long term heath problem. How are we going to provide and fund medical care for the aging baby boomers?