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Ipswich nurse's tale of the high seas 03-08-2018

AN IPSWICH nurse navigator has returned from a global aid mission around the world. West Moreton Health Nurse Navigator Gail Rogers took the transition in her stride when she swapped the familiar wards of Ipswich Hospital for a 1000-bed hospital on the high seas during a recent seven-week deployment with the Navy.

Nurse allegedly assaulted at Canberra's Dhulwa Mental Health Unit 01-08-2018

Nurses have been punched in the face and kicked in the head during multiple assaults by a patient at Canberra's secure mental health unit, the ACT nursing union has alleged.

Nurses deliver first book of its kind in Australia and New Zealand 18-08-2018

FIVE Townsville clinicians have literally helped write a book on neonatal care, the first to be written in Australian and New Zealand.

Premier announces boost to Vic nurse numbers 21-08-2018

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaking to media outside state parliament in Melbourne about legislation to ensure increased patient to nurse ratios in the state. Andrews says he is confident the legislation will pass through parliament even with a tight deadline. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victorian Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick says in reality the boost will mean nurses can do their job properly rather than be constantly under pressure.

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.

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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?

Team chosen for FMC emergency dept review - ABC News

A emergency department expert from Western Australia has been appointed to review patient handling at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) in Adelaide.

Nurse did not examine Andrew Allan: mother - Sydney Morning Herald

The mother of a teenager who died after being turned away from Northam Hospital with a Panadol has told a coronial inquest the male nurse who treated her son did not do any physical examination or record her son's name.

More nurses and funds for homeless in state budget - WA Today

The WA Premier has announced that the upcoming state budget will include a 15 per cent increase of funding towards combating homelessness as well as an increase in the number of child health nurses.

Mental health and the federal budget - Crikey

Mental Health Takes the Night Off – Budget 2012

UQ Nursing and Midwifery achieves a first globally - UQ News

The UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery is the first School of Nursing and Midwifery outside Canada to receive international accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) for its Bachelor of Nursing program.

Bendigo women get double the care - Bendigo Advertiser

BENDIGO will now have access to two dedicated McGrath breast care nurses to support women who suffer from breast cancer and their families.