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New SA Health Minister Peter Malinauskas tours Royal Adelaide Hospital 19-09-2017

New South Australian Health Minister Peter Malinauskas took an impromptu tour of the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital last night, hours after being sworn in, to be confronted by “alarming” concerns from nurses about serious safety problems threatening patient care.

Queensland nursing exchange program: City nurses swap scrubs for adventure in the bush 19-09-2017

In the first exchange of its type in Queensland, four nurses have swapped jobs for three months.

Aged care shifts with one registered nurse 18-09-2017

The limited number of registered nurses rostered on to cover shifts at aged care homes at certain times has come under question. The issue was highlighted after influenza swept through several aged care homes in Tasmania and caused deaths.

Rural South Australian nurses are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals 15-09-2017

NURSES are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals, which could prevent patients from being admitted, amid claims staff shortages are compromising patient care.

Nurse walk-in centre planned for Gungahlin in ACT budget 31-05-2017

Gungahlin will receive a multi-million dollar healthcare boost when the ACT government reveals its annual budget early next week.

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Aboriginal babies miss out on home visits - Ninemsn

Aboriginal babies are missing out on nurses' visits under a program designed to support disadvantaged NSW families, a new study has found.

Impossible to manage patient load - Northern Star

A CORONIAL inquest into the 2011 death of Goonellabah man Glenn Rubbo at Lismore Base Hospital was part heard yesterday after it was revealed a key witness who wasn't subpoenaed to court was on an overseas holiday.

Base midwives celebrate their day - The Daily Advertiser

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Doctors in fight with families - The Telegraph

DOCTORS are at loggerheads over a new hospital plan allowing a patient's family to summons an expert team for emergencies without first calling a nurse.

Midwife delivers message of hope - The West Australian

At only 25, midwife Brooke Jones has already helped deliver hundreds of babies who would have normally been lucky to survive.

Intensive care needed for crisis hospital - Sydney Morning Herald

Patients are at risk in the Royal North Shore blame game, write Amy Corderoy and Anna Patty.

Coast nurse among MasterChef hopefuls - Gold Coast Entertainment

THE search for Australia's next MasterChef debuts tomorrow night with 14 Queenslanders vying to become the next Julie Goodwin, Adam Liaw or Kate Bracks.  Four hail from the Gold Coast, among them nurse Tracey Clark, a nurse unit manager for nine busy operating theatres which deal with all sorts of specialist surgery at Pindara Hospital.

Bountiful babies keep midwives busy - Daily Mercury

MACKAY midwives have been kept busy by a baby boom. A record 145 babies were delivered at Mackay Base Hospital in March.

Verna is a kidney angel - West Coast Sentinel

CEDUNA nurse Verna Newchurch has been honoured by Kidney Health Australia for her work with kidney dialysis with Ceduna District Health Services.

GP didn't read nurses' notes - The West Australian

A nursing home doctor has told a coronial inquest he did not read nurses' notes that indicated a resident may have had a broken bone, resulting in him mistaking a fractured femur for a skin infection.